Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest in Hardin County
Date of News Release: 11/11/2012
(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY) -– On Sunday, November 11, 2012 at approximately 3:22 a.m. ET Post 4 Dispatchers received a reckless driving complaint on a maroon passenger car near the 99 mile marker on Interstate 65. The vehicle was reported to have exited at the 94 mile marker in Elizabethtown. Tpr. Bryan Washer stopped a vehicle fitting the description on Ring Road in Elizabethtown for failure to give a turn signal when changing lanes. Tpr. Washer's investigation into the stop led to the seizure of over $2500.00 cash, approximately 13 grams of suspected methamphetamines and a handgun. The driver, 29-year-old Joseph A. Mitchell of Cecilia, was charged with Failure to Give Signal, Operating on Suspended/Revoked Operator's License, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 3rd Offense, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd or Subsequent Offense and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.