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KSP makes major methamphetamine bust on WK Parkway, drugs headed to Butler County

Kentucky State Police arrested two suspects after finding a large amount of methamphetamine enroute to Butler County.

According to Grayson County K105, Tuesday morning at approximately 1:45, Trooper Jakob Clemons initiated a traffic stop on the WK Parkway on a 1999 Nissan Maxima, being driven by 33-year-old Joseph D. Himes, of Hartford, because the vehicle’s rear license plate was not illuminated.

Upon making contact with Himes, according to the arrest citation, the suspect was “extremely nervous, fidgety acting and sweating profusely.” Clemons asked Himes to stand at the rear of the Maxima, and under questioning, Himes “could not get his story straight” regarding where he was coming from.

Clemons then detained Himes and was given permission to search the vehicle by a passenger, 46-year-old Angela Suzanne Phelps, 46 of Morgantown, who owns the car.

During a search, Clemons located several ounces of crystal methamphetamine and two bags of marijuana. Under questioning, Phelps told Clemons that they had just bought the drugs and were “back en route to Butler County,” the citation states.

Both suspects were arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of marijuana. They are being held in the Grayson County Detention Center on $2,500 cash bonds.


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