2 Charged After Suspected Drugs Found During Lincoln Co. Traffic Stop

Posted at 1:39 PM, Oct 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 13:41:58-04

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Lincoln County arrested two people on outstanding warrants and drug charges Sunday morning after a traffic stop.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old Gary Wayne Caldwell and 45-year-old Melanie Ray were arrested after a deputy stopped them on Main Street in Crab Orchard.

Authorities say the deputy determined both were wanted on outstanding warrants and then found cash, suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

In addition to “a large amount of U.S. currency,” police said they found nearly 290 grams of what they suspect is methamphetamine, several Clonazepam pills and about 6 grams of suspected marijuana.

Police said they also found digital scales that had suspected drug residue on them.

Caldwell is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana and several driving violations.

Ray was charged with failure to appear and theft by deception.

Both were being held in the Lincoln County Detention Center.