Oct. 22, 2020
From Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman: In reference to the traffic stop that yielded over 5 ounces of methamphetamine on 10-16-20 the Adair County Sheriff’s Office inadvertently left out the arrest of Walter Thomas, 67, of Russell Springs.
Thomas was charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree – methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in Adair County Regional Jail.
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George Tom Polston, 58, of Columbia, is facing multiple drug charges after being stopped by Adair County Sheriff’s deputies Friday around 10:39 p.m.
Reports show Polston was operating a 2007 Volvo on KY Hwy. 80 about nine miles east of Columbia. He was pulled over by Deputy Joey Keith and K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin and Nitro.
Deputies suspected there were illegal drugs in the vehicle and Nitro had a positive hit indicator for illegal substances. As a result a search was conducted. Officers seized over 5 ounces of suspected crystal methamphetamine with a street value of over $15,000. They also found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash.
Polston faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, methamphetamine; and failure to wear a seatbelt. He is lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
Kentucky State Police assisted at the scene.