KSP makes drug arrest in Knox County

Posted at 3:56 PM, Dec 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 08:26:52-05

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police troopers arrested a woman on a number of drug charges after she was reportedly found passed out in her car over the holiday weekend.

Reportedly state police were called at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday about a woman who was passed out inside a car in the parking lot of the Grab and Go Market in the Gray community.

Troopers say they found 34-year-old Amanda Vanmeter, of Louisville, passed out in the driver's seat with a large amount of cash on her lap.

Troopers also reportedly saw several syringes, a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine and a pistol.

While searching the car, investigators discovered two grams of methamphetamine, three hand guns, $6,426.00 in cash, digital scales and several different types of pills.

Vanmeter was arrested and taken to the Knox County Detention Center.

She is facing the following charges:

  • Trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense - < 2 grams Methamphetamine
  • Trafficking in legend drugs 1st offense
  • Possession of firearm by convicted felon
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • DUI 1st degree

The case remains under investigation.