Adair County Sheriff Deputy Joey Keith was initiating a traffic stop on a 2005 Dodge car for speeding on KY 55 north near midnight on Friday, Aug. 21, when he began to suspect that there were illegal substances in the vehicle during roadside interview. A roadside search was conducted and methamphetamine, along with marijuana was located in the vehicle and occupants.
The operator, Tyler Benard, 40, of Russell County was arrested on charges of speeding, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence and promoting contraband 1st degree.
The passenger, Kennith Whittle, 34, of Adair County was charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.
Both men were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin and Chief Deputy Justin Cross assisted Deputy Keith.