London Police conduct traffic stop and discover drugs

LONDON KY—On Tuesday, May 2nd London Police Sgt. Daniel Robinson conducted a traffic stop at 4 p.m. on a Gold Chevrolet pick-up truck for failing to use a turn signal on the Hal Rogers Parkway. During the stop, methamphetamine, pills, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun were discovered.

David M. Jones, 43, of Line Creek Road in Lily gave consent to officers to search his vehicle. During the search, Sgt. Robinson located a silver box hidden inside a speaker cabinet that had 12.5 grams of meth, approximately 30 unidentified pills believed to be gabapentin, 5 pills believed to be hydrocodone, a digital scale, several small clear plastic bags, and three short plastic straws. A handgun was also located in the center console of the vehicle.

Jones was arrested by Det. Sgt. Joe Smith and was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, no operator’s-moped license, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.