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Traffic Stop Leads to Madison County Drug Arrest

Date of News Release: 11/29/2016

BEREA, Ky. (November 29, 2016) Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Erik Stallsworth observed one of three occupants in a Chevrolet utility truck not wearing a seat belt on Battlefield Memorial Highway. After conducting a traffic stop and obtaining identifying information on all three individuals, it was determined a passenger, Jackie R. Bishop III of Richmond, had provided incorrect information to Officer Stallsworth. KSP post 7 dispatchers in Richmond then located the correct information and confirmed Bishop had two active arrest warrants. Upon interviewing a juvenile passenger inside the truck, he appeared to be smoking a cigarette and possessing tobacco products while under the age of 18. Upon further search of the juvenile, a cutoff straw and small plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine was located. The juvenile was then detained and contact was made with the court designated worker. After being medically cleared at Baptist Health in Richmond, the juvenile was transport to the Fayette County Juvenile Detention center and charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (Methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia (buy/possess), and person under 18 in possession of tobacco. Bishop was arrested on the active arrest warrants and also charged with giving officer false name/address. He was lodged in the Madison County Jail. Officer Stallsworth was assisted on scene by Trooper Briston Smith.