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Wanted Person-Drug Arrest In Rockcastle County

Date of News Release: 01/09/2006

(LONDON, KY) - On Friday January 6, 2006 at 11:21pm Kentucky State Police Trooper Scottie Pennington was on routine patrol on KY Highway 461 in Rockcastle County.

Trooper Pennington observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Trooper Pennington conducted a traffic stop. The operator of the vehicle, Jason R. Poindexter (39) was entered wanted in NCIC out of Ohio for burglary with a handgun. Canine was notified and a search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search the units located a stolen handgun and the following medications: 83 hydrocodone, 61 oxycontin, 39clonazepam, 1 valium, and 26 xanax. Also seized during the search was $4,348.00 in cash.

Jason Poindexter was lodged in the Rockcastle County Detention Center and, charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st, trafficking controlled substance 2nd, trafficking controlled substance 3rd, prescription not in original container, receiving stolen property, speeding, possession of a handgun by convicted felon and other traffic charges.

Passenger in the vehicle, Judy Ritchie (56), was also lodged and charged with receiving stolen property, trafficking controlled substance 1st, trafficking controlled substance 2nd, trafficking controlled substance 3rd, prescription not in original container, and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Trooper Pennington was assisted at the scene by Trooper Jason McCowan, Trooper Tommy Cromer and Trooper Tom Adkins.

To report any type of suspected drug activity you can call the London State Police Post at 606-878-6622 or you can report anonymously at our KSP toll-free drug tip hotline at 1-800-dopetip. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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