Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Laurel Co.

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LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police in London say what started as a traffic stop ended in an arrest on drug charges.

Officers say they stopped a car on Wednesday just before 2:00 a.m. for a traffic violation.

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According to police, they shortly realized the driver, 39-year-old Danny W. Puckett, was driving on a suspended driver’s license, and had an active arrest warrant out for him.

Officers say they also found a straw in his right front pocket, that they suspect was being used to snort powder.

In the center console of Puckett’s car, police say they found a Pepto-Bismol with 11 whole and 4 partial Xanax pills inside.

Puckett was arrested and charged with possession, among other charges.

He was taken to the Laurel Co. Detention Center.