drug arrest 03 300EARLINGTON, Ky. (2/22/18) — Troopers arrested a Hopkinsville man on drug trafficking charges after a Monday night traffic stop in Earlington.

Kentucky State Police Post 2 reported Trooper Jacob Stephens pulled over a Chevy Equinox with one headlight at 10:33 p.m., noting the driver was seen driving carelessly.

The driver, identified as Michael Wimberly, 37 of Hopkinsville, had alcohol on his breath and was tested for sobriety, according to the report. The trooper deemed Wimberly was DUI.

After a vehicle search, KSP reported the trooper discovered a partially smoked joint, an open alcohol container and several small bags containing approximately 2 ounces of a substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Wimberly was charged with one headlight, careless driving, no insurance card, DUI, possession of open alcohol beverage container, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of marijuana, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth/more than 2 grams) and trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces).

He was released from Hopkins County Jail Tuesday on $2,000 cash bond.

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