KSP: Drugs and counterfeit money seized during traffic stop

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Police say a traffic stop led to the arrest of a Laurel County man on drug and counterfeit money charges, who was also wanted for reportedly assaulting a sheriff’s deputy.

Investigators say a KSP Vehicle Enforcement Officer pulled over 35-year old Tony Burks, of London, for reportedly speeding on I-75 near the 18-mile marker in Whitley County around noon Wednesday.

State Police say Burks was driving on a suspended license. They say further investigation found Burks to be in possession of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, Plastic Baggies, Scales and four counterfeit $50 bills.

Burks was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center on a number of drug and traffic charges.

Meantime, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says at the time of his arrest, Burks was wanted for reportedly assaulting a Laurel County Sheriff’s deputy on October 1, 2016.

Investigators says Burks was seen with a glass pipe at which time he was told he was under arrest.

Deputies say he resisted arrest and as he was being handcuffed, he hit a sheriff’s deputy in the side of the face, destroying the deputy’s glasses and injuring him.

Investigators say Burks then ran off and was at-large until his arrest on Wednesday.

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