Suspicious object closes street, drug arrests make busy morning for police

DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) — Danville Police and Fie along with emergency responders have had a busy Monday three times over.

Two drug arrests and a suspicious object that shut down an area are to blame.

According to the Police Department’s Facebook page, Monday morning, police and fire and Boyle County Emergency Management responded between North 3rd Street and North 2nd Street for a suspicious device hanging from a power line. It was described a resembling a bicycle tire pump or some similar device.

The area was shut down while the Kentucky State Police Hazardous Device Unit investigated and revealed it was not hazardous or dangerous.

In an unrelated incident, at about 7:50 a.m. Monday, police charged 42-year-old Ryan Ridgway, of Stanford, Ky., with trafficking and possession of meth after finding the drug in his car, the department said in a release.

Officers responded to the Lowe’s parking lot to a report of a man apparently passed out in a Chevrolet truck. Police and emergency responders were able to wake the man, identified as Ridgway.

On the front seat, they found two plastic baggies, one containing what Ridgway said was meth and the other containing cash and pills, according to the release.

And in yet another case, 25-year-old Zachary D. Devine, of Hustonville, Ky., is charged with marijuana trafficking following a traffic stop early Monday morning in Danville.

Danville Police officer Jacob Farley stopped a car in which Devine was a passenger at 12:46 a.m. on West Lexington Street. The car had a headlight out and the license plate light also was out, according to the Danville Police Facebook page.

Farley smelled marijuana and Devine admitted to smoking the drug earlier, according to the Facebook post. When searched, Farley found 37.66 grams — just over an ounce — of marijuana and $3,214 in Devine’s pants, the police post said.

A small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia were found in the car.

The driver was cited for no head light and plate non illuminated while Devine was arrested for trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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