Early morning traffic stop leads to arrest, seizure of drugs

A traffic stop on Wednesday morning has led to the arrest of a fugitive and the discovery of illegal drugs.

Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons reports that sheriff's deputy Chris Dillman stopped a suspicious vehicle near Wal-Mart outside of Jonesville. Dilman found the driver of the vehicle to be 24 year old Megan Elizabeth Robinette of 21 Sycamore Avenue West Big Stone Gap. Upon checking further, he found that Robinette was wanted on a capias from Carrol County.

According to Parsons a search of the vehicle revealed the possession of marijuana, crystal meth, cocaine, and pills.

Parsons said Robinette was arrested and charged with capias from Carroll County, three counts of possession of a schedule I controlled substance, giving a false identity to law enforcement, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3 counts of possession of a schedule III drug and possession of marijuana. She is being held in the Duffield Regional Jail without bond.

Parsons added that Dilman was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Travis Mullins of the Jonesville Police Department, and officer Denver Scholl of the Pennington Gap Police Department. Parsons thanks both agencies and their officers for their work.

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