A Hager Hill man was arrested early Tuesday in Salyerville after a traffic stop led officers to find methamphetamine in his vehicle.
According to court documents, a vehicle driven by Thomas Trimble, 38, of Hilton Branch, was stopped by Salyersville Police Officer Mike Nickels and Kentucky State Police Trooper D. Thompson after it was seen being driven on the Mountain Parkway in a work zone with the rear license plate not illuminated.
When officers approached the vehicle, the arrest citation said, they saw a passenger stuffing something in her shirt. Trimble, the trooper wrote, was nervous and would not make contact.
Nickels, the citation, later approached the trooper with two clear plastic bags containing a quantity of a substance believed to be methamphetamine.
The passenger, the citation said, told the officers that, when their blue lights came on, Trimble gave her the meth and a needle to hide.
Trimble, court documents show, was lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on charges of DUI, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic charges. He remained lodged in the jail as of presstime Tuesday.