Trafficking in Methamphetamine
Date of News Release: 3/12/2017
Owensboro, KY (March 12th, 2017) – Kentucky State Police conducted a traffic stop on the William Natcher Parkway, in Daviess County, for traffic violations. Upon contact with the operator of the vehicle, Mr. Joshua Watson, the Trooper observed a digital scale with a rolled up dollar bill and methamphetamine residue sitting in Watson’s lap. Two passengers of the vehicle, Ms. Taylor Elmore and Ms. Brittany Likens, were both in possession of drug paraphernalia. During the course of the investigation, Ms. Elmore attempted to discard 2 grams of methamphetamine under the Trooper’s Car. Mr. Watson was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine >2 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Aggravated Driving under the Influence of Methamphetamine (2nd offense), Improper Use of Left Lane, and Failure to Produce an Insurance Card. Ms. Elmore was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine >2 grams, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Likens was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine >2 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All subjects were lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center. Daviess County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.
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