Man charged with stolen handgun, drug trafficking

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Rodney Penman/Lincoln County Detention Center
GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 53-year-old Lancaster man is charged with drug trafficking and possession of a stolen firearm after a drug dog ‘hit” on his car during a traffic stop.
According to the Garrard County Police Department, Rodney Penman was arrested following a traffic stop at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. He is being held in the Lincoln County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.
K9 Officer Steven Debord conducted a traffic stop on South Campbell Street in Lancaster for traffic violations. K9 ‘Kane’ was deployed on the car and indicated drugs were present, the department said.
During a search, deputies said they seized suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin, a Xanax bar and a gun reported stolen in Lincoln County.
Penman is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking heroin, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property and a variety of traffic offenses.
Officer Zach Leigh is the investigating officer in the case.
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