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Couple arrested on trafficking in meth and firearms

By Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman

On 3-27-21 at 11:43pm Deputy Derek Padgett initiated a stop of a 2004 Lincoln at Speedway in the limits of Columbia.

During the stop the Deputy believed the operator to be under the influence of intoxicating substance and there was believed to be narcotics in vehicle.

The operator, Frances Powell, 45, of Barbourville, KY was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree and no registration plates.

The passenger, Curtis Myric, 48, of Barbourville was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest for Public Intoxication.

A search of the vehicle and persons revealed a quantity of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, scales, a handgun and large sum of cash.

Myric was additionally charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both parties were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Deputy Padgett was assisted by CPD Officers Trevor Foster and Josh Durbin.

Sheriffs Office is continuing investigation.

This story was posted on 2021-03-30 09:20:42
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