A traffic stop leads to trafficking charges for a Liberty woman.
Around 11pm Sunday night, Deputy Jake Atwood, with Casey County Sheriff's Department, observed a 2014 Chevy Malibu pass another vehicle in a no passing zone on KY 70, about four miles west of Liberty. The car was traveling at a high rate of speed.
Deputy Atwood activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to initiate a traffic stop. As he approached the intersection of KY 70 & Linnie Rheber Rd, he noticed skid marks & smoke where the vehicle had wrecked.
The driver, 33 year old Neyse R. Richardson, of 30 Vallard Goode Rd., Liberty, refused medical treatment. She stated she never saw the Deputy's lights. She said she had swerved to miss a deer and lost control as she was traveling 70 mph.
Multiple pieces of a crystal like substance were found in the seat and on the driver's side of the vehicle. Richardson admitted she had dropped more narcotics as she exited the car. She also had nearly $900 in cash on her person.
Richardson is charged with Speeding (15mph over the limit), Improper Passing, Reckless Driving, Trafficking Methamphetamine (over 2 grams), & Tampering with Physical Evidence. She was lodged in the Casey County Jail.
Deputies Brandon Smith & Josh Rodgers assisted.