Traffic stop leads to 4 Somerset residents charged with methamphetamine trafficking

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) – Multiple Pulaski County residents were arrested after a traffic stop Wednesday.

A Ferguson police officer conducted a traffic stop on South Main Street after observing the vehicle allegedly committed multiple traffic violations. A detective and two deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office stopped to assist because the vehicle had multiple occupants.

A K-9 was called to the scene after the detective said he observed suspicious actions by the vehicle’s occupants. After an investigation, the K-9 noted the presence of illegal narcotics within the vehicle, causing the vehicle and everyone inside to be searched.

Pulaski County sheriffs said digital scales and various pills were found on the individuals, as well as methamphetamine in the back apartment during the search.

Authorities also found additional methamphetamine inside a cup of chocolate milk in the cup holder.

After finding around 20 grams of methamphetamine inside the vehicle, all occupants were taken into custody.

Wilma Hislope, 46, Addie Thompson, 24, Joanna Dyer, 54, and Evan Compton, 26, all from Somerset were charged with first-degree tampering with physical evidence and trafficking in a controlled substance.

All four were taken to the Pulaski County Detention Center.

While at the detention center, detention center officials claim to have found an additional 77 grams of suspected methamphetamine where Compton was held during booking.

Compton received an additional charge of promoting contraband in the first degree.

the case remains under investigation.

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