PINEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Pineville man is held on a $5,000 cash bond after his arrest on drugs and weapons charges stemming from two different incidents.
According to Pineville Police, 33-year-old James Eric Brock was charged after officers say they found rugs and paraphernalia on him during a traffic stop. He was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla stopped for not having its licence plate properly illuminated.
Officers say they found suspected marijuana and meth, scales, drug paraphernalia and $2,542.85.
He was charged with first offense trafficking in marijuana and meth.
Tuesday, Officer Shane Stewart added more charges stemming from a July 6 incident in which the officer tried to stop the 2005 Cadillac CTS Brick was driving but the uspect managed to escape on foot.’
Along the way, Brock dropped a backpack, which Stewart, with the help of Bell County Sheriff’s deputies Adam Southern and Jake Perry, recovered.
Police say the backpack contained marijuana, a handgun, brass knuckles, several items of drug paraphernalia including digital scales, small packaging baggies, and $12,510 in cash.
Tuesday, additional marijuana trafficking, paraphernalia, possession of a weapon by a felon, and other charges were filed.
Brock is held in the Bell County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.