TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Drug Arrest and Investigation in Clay County
Date of News Release: 08/27/12
(London, KY.) –- On Sunday, August 26, 2012, at approximately 9:33 PM troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London, were conducting a traffic safety check point on US 421 at the intersection with KY 1350, 10 miles north of Manchester in Clay County.
During this traffic safety check point Trooper William Cowan stopped a 1998, Buick, passenger car and determined the operator, Johnny Davidson, 53, of Manchester was under the influence of drugs and placed him under arrest. Trooper Cowan then located forty-eight (48) Xanax and six (6) Oxycodone tablets in the car and $2,965.00 in cash on Davidson.
Davidson was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs, Trafficking in a Control Substance 1st Degree and Trafficking in a Control Substance 3rd Degree and lodged in the Clay County Detention Center.
Trooper Cowan is in charge of the investigation assisted at the scene by Trooper Justin Oliver and Trooper Matt Ridener.