Three arrested for drug trafficking after traffic stop
GREENUP COUNTY, KENTUCKY (WSAZ) - Three people have been arrested after a traffic stop on Main Street in Greenup.
Sheriff Matt Smith says the three people are accused of operating a ‘known trafficking ring’ at a home on Main Street.
The sheriff says the driver of the car, Sarah James, of Greenup, had a suspended license.
According to the sheriff, Carl McKinney was getting out of the car for a search, when he threw a bag filled with suspected meth.
During the traffic stop, a man named Ethan Eldridge was sitting on a needle in the back of the car and had two baggies with suspected fentanyl, the sheriff says.
Eldridge later admitted to the sheriff that the baggies were filled with fentanyl.
Eldridge also had active warrants from a previous investigation by the Greenup County Sheriff’s office.
A search of the vehicle uncovered a container of suspected meth with needles inside, as well as baggies used in trafficking narcotics, deputies report.
All three are facing trafficking charges as well as possession and tampering with evidence.
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