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Traffic stop in Barbourville leads to three arrests for drugs and a handgun

From the Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

Early Monday morning, April 27 just after midnight, Deputy Bobby Jones of the Knox County Sheriff Department was conducting routine patrol when he observed a 2015 Kia driven by 67 year old Jana Couch of Barbourville cross the center line on KY 11 South. Deputy Jones initiated a traffic stop to conduct a roadside impairment investigation.


Jones found two other occupants, 45 year old Elvis Hall of Flat Lick and 41 year old Kevin Riley of Barbourville in the vehicle with Couch.


During the investigation Hall was found to have an active Knox County warrant and Riley had a warrant out of Tennessee.


Jones then obtained consent to search the vehicle from Couch and found syringes, a quarter pound of suspected methamphetamine, other drug paraphernalia and a 9mm handgun in the passenger compartment.


Deputy Jones was assisted at the traffic stop by Kentucky State Police.


Couch, Hall and Riley were arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center

Jana Couch was charged with:

Careless Driving

Failure to Produce Insurance Proof

No Registration Receipt

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Offense - Methamphetamine

She was additionally charged by the jail for Promoting Contraband and

Tampering with Physical Evidence


Elvis Hall was charged with:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Offense - Methamphetamine


Kevin Riley was charged with:

Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Offense - Methamphetamine

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Offense - Methamphetamine

Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon

Tampering with Physical Evidence

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