Vehicle Infractions result in Drug Charges for two Clay County, Kentucky Men

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MANCHESTER, KY (October 11, 2021) - Clay County Sheriff Patrick Robinson is reporting that on October 11, 2021 at approximately 11:50 PM Clay County Sheriff K9 Deputy Wes Brumley along with Deputy Coty Arnold arrested William Bowling, 53 of South Highway 421 and Dewey Finley, 49 of South Highway 421.

The arrest occurred when Deputy Brumley conducted a traffic stop for vehicle infractions, Deputy Brumley made contact with the driver.

In plain view Deputy Brumley noted seeing Marijuana, after consent was given to Deputy Brumley to search the vehicle.

A plastic baggie of suspected Methamphetamine was located on the passenger side of the vehicle.

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William Bowling (left) was charged with:

• Possession of Marijuana
• Failure to Produce Insurance Card
• Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance
• Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator License
• Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense
• Improper Equipment
• Improper Registration Plate
• No Registration Receipt
• No Registration Plates

Dewey Finley (right) was charged with:

• Possession of Marijuana
• Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense

Both individuals were lodged in the Clay County Detention Center.

The photos attached is courtesy of the Clay County Detention Center and Deputy Brumley.

Assisting at the scene was Kentucky State Police Trooper Jared Smith.


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