Traffic stop results in drug related arrest, suspected trafficking

Hopkinsville Police arrested Frenchy Jenkins of Hopkinsville after he was pulled over for having an improper vehicle registration and was found to reportedly be in possession of multiple drugs.

Jenkins was pulled over on Saturday evening after his vehicle’s registration was found to be concealed or did not maintain insurance, according to a report from police.

As the arresting officer was conducting the traffic stop, they allegedly saw a clear plastic bag wedged under the vehicle’s spoiler and could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. Jenkins allegedly told officers that he was not able to provide proof of insurance or a registration.

Jenkins was then reportedly told to exit his vehicle and was asked how much marijuana was in the car. According to the report Jenkins pointed the officer toward a black bag in the passenger door side pocket which allegedly contained loose marijuana, mushrooms and a loaded handgun.

After being put under arrest, Jenkins allegedly confessed to having a bottle of fentanyl concealed in his underwear. The report suspects Jenkins of drug trafficking as a result of the presence of multiple drugs and a firearm.

Jenkins has been lodged at Christian County Jail and was charged with having an improper vehicle registration, failure to produce insurance, possession of marijuana, second degree possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon, using restricted ammo during a felony and tampering with physical evidence.