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Police: 2 arrested for hiding meth with child in car

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 11:25:06-04

LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) — While conducting a traffic stop, London Police found pills and a large amount of methamphetamine in a car that had a child in it.

The traffic stop happened in London on North Main Street. During the stop, police made contact with the passenger, who officers said was acting nervous.

Hank Vaughn, 28, was asked to step out of the car, according to police. Officers then found a medicine bottle on Vaughn that contained a variety of prescription pills. Police also found a bag containing 0.4 grams of meth.

The driver, Megan Rethmeyer, 27, gave officers consent to search the vehicle, according to police. That was when officers found another bag containing 2.2 grams of meth.

Police also found more meth in a purse that belonged to Rethmeyer. The purse was located beside a child in a car seat. Several bags were discovered with around 54.4 grams of meth. Two additional pills were also found by officers in the trunk of the vehicle.

Vaughn was arrested and charged with first- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with having a controlled substance not in the original container.

Rethmeyer was also arrested. She was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Both were taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.