Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By TJ Caudill - [email protected]


HAZARD — A traffic stop lead to a drug arrest of one Pippa Passes woman on Aug. 12 after police say they discovered several different types of pills in the woman’s purse.

An arrest citation says an HPD officer witnessed a vehicle being driven by Sherri S. Slone, 49, of Pippa Passes driving all over the road and crossing into the other lane of traffic.

After conducting a traffic stop, the citation says Slone’s eyes appeared very droopy. HPD also say Slone was very slow reacting and slow getting her driver’s license.

According to HPD, as she was walking towards the rear of the vehicle, Slone had to balance herself on the vehicle twice.

Slone failed a field sobriety test, HPD say.

Upon arrest, Slone told an HPD officer that she had taken neurontin and morphine, the citation says.

HPD found several different types of pills in Slone’s purse. They would be identified as Zanax, Oxycodone, neurontin, lorazepam and morphine.

Police also discovered a pill crusher and a piece of straw inside the purse.

Slone was transported to ARH, where she refused a test that the HPD officer asked her to submit to.

She was then transported to Kentucky River Regional Jail, where she was lodged in.

Slone is facing charges of careless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to produce insurance card, no registration plates, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first-degree and first offense possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and illegal possession of a legend drug.

Bond was set at $5,000 cash in the case.

Slone’s license have also been suspended.

She will appear in the Perry County District Court on Aug. 30 for a preliminary hearing.

TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.


By TJ Caudill

[email protected]

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