On July 7, 2019 at 11:20 p.m. Trooper Jonathan Corey conducted a traffic stop on a silver Ford Fiesta at the Wildcat Market in the Flat Lick community of Knox County for failing to wear seat belts. Trooper Sidney Wagner assisted Tpr. Corey with the traffic stop. Upon contact with the individuals inside of the vehicle it was determined both individuals were under the influence.
Tpr. Corey determined the operator of the vehicle, Joshua Mills (37) of Flat Lick was under the influence while operating the vehicle. Mr. Mills was charged with DUI 2nd offense, driving with a DUI suspended license, failure to surrender revoked operator’s license, no seat belt, no registration receipt, failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation, drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of forged instrument 1st degree, trafficking of marijuana less than 8 oz 1st offense and trafficking of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (Methamphetamine).
Tpr. Wagner make contact with the passenger in the vehicle, Jonathan Bargo (36) of Corbin and determined he was also under the influence. Mr. Bargo was charged with Drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of forged instrument 1st degree, trafficking marijuana less than 8oz 1st offense, trafficking controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense and trafficking controlled substance 2nd degree 1st offense.
During the traffic stop, troopers located $1400 dollars in counterfeit bills, eight baggies containing marijuana, three baggies of crystal meth, one small bag containing Suboxine pills, digital scales and a pipe used for smoking meth.
Both individuals were arrested and lodged into the Knox County Detention Center.
Case is under investigation by Tpr. Sidney Wagner.