A traffic stop in Morganfield netted the arrest of a Henderson County man for numerous charges, including possession of meth and fleeing and evading police.
Morganfield Police Officer Zac Render reports a vehicle driven by 41 year old Nicholas Meredith was stopped for a moving violation on East Waverly Street around 11:50 Thursday night. While the officer returned to his police cruiser to gather information from dispatch, police say Meredith got out of the vehicle, jumped a fence and ran through multiple residential yards before he was tased and quickly apprehended.
Officer Render says additional officers from the Morganfield Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police responded to the scene and recovered drug paraphernalia and a trace of illicit drugs from the vehicle.
According to the report, two of Meredith’s passengers were questioned by police and then released.
Police indicate Meredith was treated by Union County medical responders and transported to the Union County Detention Center where he is lodged on charges of DUI, first degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree fleeing or evading police on foot, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, and several vehicle-related offenses. He was also served a bench warrant from Henderson County for failure to appear.
(Source: Union Co. Detention Center)