Traffic stop leads to arrest on drug charges

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police have arrested a Corbin man on drug charges, after stopping him for a traffic violation on Terrell Road in Laurel Co. on Saturday.

Troopers say it happened around 8:30 p.m.  when 32-year-old Michael S. McCormick was stopped.  Officers say McCormick consented to having his car searched.  That’s when police say they found drugs, paraphernalia, and a large amount of cash.

McCormick was arrested on the scene and taken to the Laurel Co. Detention Center.

Officers say after the arrest, they obtained a search warrant for McCormick’s residence.  They say, on Sunday, they found additional drugs, paraphernalia, and several rounds of firearm ammunition.  They also recovered a leaf blower that had been reported stolen.

McCormick faces charges of drug trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property, among other charges.

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