Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of 4 Kentuckians on Drug Charges

A traffic stop Thursday night in Lee County led to the seizure of crystal methamphetamine, needles and the arrest of four Kentucky residents. Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons reported than Deputy Mason Cook observed a vehicle driving erratically on Highway 58 in the Flatwoods area of Lee County. Deputy Mason activated his emergency lights to stop the vehicle but it failed to do so. During this time Deputy Ty Taylor had fallen in behind Cook. The vehicle continued on for approximately three miles traveling at a speed of roughly 50mph before finally stopping just west of the town of Jonesville.
Parsons stated that the driver of the vehicle was asked to step out of the vehicle for a field sobriety test which he failed, and was subsequently placed under arrest for DUID. The owner of the vehicle was a passenger in the vehicle and when she was asked for consent to search she agreed. The search yielded approximately 6 grams of methamphetamine along with needles and paraphernalia associated with the use of methamphetamine.
31yr old Jamela Lynn Turner of Harlan, Kentucky, 36yr old Jennifer Gale Sousa of Harlan, Kentucky and 36yr old Jennifer Pace of Evarts, Kentucky were all charged with Possession of a Schedule 1 Narcotic, Possession of a Schedule 4 Narcotic, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 46yr old Ronnie G. Engle of Grays Knob, Kentucky was charged with the same offenses in addition to Driving Under the Influence, Failure to Stop for police, refusal of a blood or breath test and Driving Without a License.
They are all being held in the Duffield Regional Jail without bond. Parson further stated that Deputies Cook and Taylor were assisted on the stop by Deputy Lieutenant Todd Jones and Officer Aaron Payne. Parsons commended all of the officers for their good work.

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