According to Sheriff Greg Speck, two Somerset residents were arrested on drug charges after a joint investigation by KSP Trooper Adam Childress and Deputy Steven Alexander.
At approximately 1:12 am Tuesday, July 28, 2020 KSP Trooper Adam Childress conducted a traffic stop of a passenger vehicle at Highway 914 and Jordans Way in Somerset, Kentucky. He was assisted at the scene by Deputy Steven Alexander of the Sheriff's Office.
Units learned that the operator of the vehicle, Amanda G. Gibson, age 38 of Colyer Road, Somerset, Kentucky was being sought on two Pulaski County Circuit Court Warrants.
Deputy Alexander requested permission to search the vehicle which was denied by Ms. Gibson. Sergeant Richard Smith and his canine were summoned to the scene to conduct a "walk around" search of the vehicle. A positive reaction from the canine led to a thorough search of the automobile.
Trooper Childress located two glass pipes containing residue on the driver's side and Deputy Alexander discovered a small purse containing $455 in cash and a bag containing a crystalline white substance consistent with methamphetamine (7.50 grams). A glass pipe on the passenger side of the vehicle was also found.
The front seat passenger, Byron J. Bresett, age 54 of Scenic Vista Drive, Somerset, Kentucky denied that any of the drugs, cash, or paraphernalia belonged to him.
Amanda C. Gibson and Byron J. Bresett were arrested by Deputy Alexander and charged with:
1. Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine). 2. Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess.
Trooper Adam Childress served the two Circuit Court Warrants on Amanda C. Gibson for:
1. Failure to Appear (On drug related charges)
2. Bail Jumping 1st Degree
The drug trafficking investigation continues by Deputy Steven Alexander of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
Both Subjects were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without incident.