drug investigation 01 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/8/19) — A traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs, cash and prescription pills this morning at North Scott Street and Slaton Avenue in Madisonville.

Madisonville/Hopkins County Vice/Narcotics Unit reported detectives were onto the driver’s involvement “in the distribution of large quantities of crystal methamphetamine over the course of the past month.”

Lt. Justin Jones spotted James “JB” Scott, 32 of Slaughters, behind the wheel of a white PT Cruiser without his seat belt buckled, and made a traffic stop, Madisonville Police Department Detective Bo Crump wrote.

The officer was aware that Scott had an active warrant on a parole violation charge and had probable cause to search the vehicle, according to the report. About 1.5 ounces of a substance believed to be crystal meth, two ounces of marijuana and a large bag of Gabapentin pills, drug paraphernalia and a large amount of cash were seized in addition to the PT Cruiser.

Scott was charged with first-degree trafficking in meth, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to wear a seat belt and parole violation.

He was not listed as an inmate at the local jail.

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