A Casey County father & daughter were cited on drug charges following a traffic stop Thursday morning.
Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle reports, he met a 2007 Nissan Altima, with excessive window tint, headed South on US 127. The Nissan turned onto West KY 70. Sheriff Weddle initiated a traffic stop for speeding near the intersection of Lower Brush Creek Rd.
The driver, 57 year old Huland R. Jones, of Liberty, had expired Operator's License. Liberty Police Chief Garrett also responded to the scene, with K9 "Mako" alerting to the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a Meth Pipe with residue in the center console.
Mr. Jones failed field sobriety tests. He stated the Meth Pipe was not his, and that the vehicle belonged to his wife, Lorane Pritchett, who has been locked up in the Casey County Jail for a few weeks. He also stated he did use Meth approximately three days prior.
Jones was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Speeding (3mph over limit), Excessive Window Tint, DUI (aggravating circumstance), Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on Expired OL's.
A passenger in the car, Haley Jones, age 18 of Liberty, was cited for Possession of Methamphetamine. Officers found Meth in a container on her key-ring. She was also charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, due to her two year old daughter being in the vehicle. The child was released to a family member.
Deputy Hannah Lynn also assisted.