Man busted twice, more than $15,000 seized

/Pineville Police Department

James Brock/Pineville Police Department

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.

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