Two Hopkinsville residents were arrested Thursday morning for felony marijuana trafficking indictments out of Ohio County and they are facing new local charges.
Hopkinsville Police stopped 39-year old Eric Taylor on Woodridge Road just before 8 a.m., knowing he was wanted on an indictment warrant, and a computer check showed his driver’s license was also suspended.
Taylor didn’t have insurance on his car and reportedly admitted to having a small bag of marijuana hidden between the seats. A search allegedly revealed a larger bag in the console and further investigation at a home on Wooldridge turned up additional items consistent with trafficking.
Taylor and a woman at the home identified as 35-year old Shannon Preston of Hopkinsville, were both served with the Ohio County indictments for trafficking in marijuana and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.
Taylor is charged locally with trafficking in marijuana, and counts related to not having insurance or a license plate and driving with a suspended license. Preston was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.