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Running a stop sign leads to drug arrest

From The Knox County Sheriff's Department

On Saturday, March 16, 2019 at approximately 11:00am Deputy Sam Mullins was in the parking lot of the Barbourville Walmart off of Highway 25E when he observed a white Nissan Altima roll through a stop sign onto KY3439 headed south. When Deputy Mullins followed the vehicle it turned up Henson Hollow Road. He then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle.

Upon contact with the driver, 55 year old Paula Ann Roark of London Kentucky, he checked her license which returned as suspended. When asked for consent to search her vehicle Ms. Roark advised it was "fine with her."


Revealed in the search was a large sum of money ($6,397.00) in her wallet along with (20) twenty Suboxone strips and baggies of Neurontin.


Paula Roark was then arrested and charged with: Disregarding a stop sign, trafficking in controlled substance 3rd degree 1st offense – less than 20 dosage units drug unspecified, trafficking in controlled substance 2nd degree, 1st offense – greater than 10 dosage units – schedule 1 & 2, and prescription controlled substance not in proper container.


She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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