Adair County Sheriff’s Office has been patrolling and investigating the Snake Creek area after numerous complaints had been made about possible drug activity.
At 9:23 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 Deputy Joey Keith initiated a traffic stop on a 2001 Ford car operated by Levi Abbott, 37, of Russell Springs.
A roadside investigation led Deputy Keith to the belief that there were illegal narcotics in the vehicle and a search was conducted.
Deputies recovered 1.3 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of over $30,000 dollars, along with scales, pills and a large amount of cash.
Abbott was also found to be in possession of a .380 caliber handgun that was entered as stolen from a neighboring county.
Abbott was arrested by Deputy Keith on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle under influence of drugs.
Abbott was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by Deputy Keith. Keith was assisted on the traffic stop by Chief Deputy Justin Cross and Deputy Derek Padgett.