Kentucky State Police arrested a man and a woman for trafficking methamphetamine after troopers pulled over a vehicle on I-75 Friday night.
The vehicle, being driven by Mark White, 47, Georgetown, was going between cars as it was exchanging lanes erratically, according to his arrest citation. As troopers approached the vehicle, they could smell marijuana.
They had White and a passenger, Crystal Walker, 41, Paris, exit the vehicle while they searched it. Troopers found suspected methamphetamine. Walker also had items that were given to her by White, including a baggie of marijuana and suspected Xanax.
Walker was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where she told troopers she had another container of pills, her arrest citation states.
Troopers spoke with White, who said he does smoke marijuana, and noticed he had red eyes and dilated pupils. He also gave police another person's identity.
Troopers guided White through a field-sobriety test, and he showed signs of intoxicated, his citation states. He was then taken to Baptist Health Richmond for a blood draw, which he consented to, before he was taken to the MCDC.
Besides trafficking methamphetamine, White is charged with following another vehicle too closely, second offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, careless driving, driving with a DUI suspended license (aggravating circumstances), a second count of trafficking methamphetamine, giving an officer false identifying information, identity theft, trafficking in stolen identities and probation violation. He remained in jail Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
Walker is additionally charged with tampering with physical evidence, two counts of third-degree controlled substance possession, marijuana possession, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia and prescription controlled substance not properly contained. She was released later on Friday.
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