CVE Officer Locates Missing Juvenile Makes Drug Arrest
Date of News Release: 10/13/2016
BEREA, Ky. (October 13th, 2016) While on patrol Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Erik Stallsworth observed an operator not properly seat belted, and having excessive window tint. Upon conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle, Officer Stallsworth obtained identification on all occupants inside the vehicle. It was then discovered a passenger in the vehicle was entered into LINK/NCIC as a missing juvenile from Richmond, KY since March 2016. Officer Stallsworth detained the juvenile and conducted an interview with the operator of the vehicle. The operator, Dustin M. Hurley of Nicholasville, KY, was then administer field sobriety test and placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence. As Officer Stallsworth searched the vehicle Hurley was operating, he located a small plastic wrapper that appear to contain heroin. Hurley was lodged in the Madison County Jail and charged with the following: failure to wear seatbelt, excessive windshield/window tinting, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (Heroin), drug paraphernalia, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence 2nd offense aggravating circumstances.
Officer Stallsworth was assisted on the scene by CVE Officer Jed Hudson and Officer Bradley from the Berea Police Department.