Two arrested after K-9 detects drugs at traffic stop

Photos: Pulaski County Detention Center
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SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) – A K-9 unit is being credited for detecting narcotics during a traffic stop, leading to two arrests in Pulaski County.

According to the Sheriff, deputies pulled over a pickup with expired tags Thursday morning, Jan. 17, at around 12:45 a.m. on HWY 27. After interviewing the driver, 37-year-old James Ledford, deputies requested to search the truck, but Ledford refused.

That’s when the Sheriff says K-9 unit “Leo,” alerted to narcotics during a walk-around of the vehicle. In the ensuing search, deputies say they found a container with several small baggies, digital scales, and a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine. A loaded 9mm handgun was also found in the vehicle.

Ledford and his passenger, 39-year-old Christina Templeman denied having any knowledge of either the drugs, or the handgun. Both were arrested and charged with trafficking. Ledford was also charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Additionally, Templeman was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. While being searched at the Pulaski County Detention Center, investigators say they found a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine on her, adding a charge of promoting contraband.

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