Three people are facing charges after a routine traffic stop allegedly turned up narcotics in their vehicle, according to local police. Officers in Pulaski County, Kentucky confirmed that all three individuals have been charged with drug crimes. All three are facing arraignment in the next few months, and local police are still investigating with the help of Kentucky State Police.
What allegedly happened at the traffic stop?
According to the report filed by officers, a routine traffic stop was conducted around 2:41 a.m. the morning of March 15, though the reason for the stop’s initiation was not mentioned in the report. The deputy on scene reported smelling the odor of marijuana coming from the car. He asked the driver for consent to search the vehicle, whereupon he came upon what he believed to be heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana.
All three individuals in the car, a 32-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 19-year-old, were arrested on the scene. They have all been charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance for both heroin and methamphetamine. Each individual also faces additional charges. All three have been released on bond, pending their preliminary hearings.
Moving forward in the aftermath of facing criminal charges
Drug crimes of this type can lead to jail time, as well as further complications for the alleged offenders even if they are found innocent. This is why it is so important for all three to be represented in Kentucky criminal court by their own defense attorney. Each attorney will work to confirm the innocence of their client, with the burden of proof of guilt falling to the prosecution.