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Pair Faces Multiple Drugs And Weapons Charges After Traffic Stop In Clay Co.

Posted at 1:07 PM, Dec 30, 2018

MANCHESTER, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police arrested two people early Sunday morning on multiple drugs and weapons charges after a traffic stop near a school in Clay County.

Authorities charged 50-year-old Sandra Reid and 37-year-old Michael Sams after the stop.

Police said they saw a truck without registration plates travelling on U.S. Highway 421 after 2 a.m.

After pulling the vehicle over, police said they detected a “strong smell of marijuana” coming from the truck.

An officer says he observed a handgun and boxes of ammunition inside the truck.

Police then searched the truck and allegedly found marijuana, “several different kinds of prescription pills,” suspected methamphetamine, two handguns and “a large amount of cash.”

Authorities say Sams “urinated on himself” while in the backseat of a patrol car.

In addition to traffic offenses, Reid was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree prescription controlled substance not in a proper container, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Sams was charged with trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of prescription controlled substance not in proper container, persistent felony offender, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree promoting contraband and tampering with evidence.

Reid and Sams were being held in the Clay County Detention Center.