Richmond, Kentucky Woman Arrested off Hal Rogers Parkway after LSO K-9 Foxx Alerts to Presence of Narcotics in Her Vehicle

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Austyn Weddle along with K-9/shift Sgt. Gary Mehler with his K-9 Foxx and Deputy Cyruss McVey arrested Stephanie Ecton age 48 of Richmond, KY on Tuesday evening March 19, 2024 at approximately 5:35 PM.

The arrest occurred off Hal Rogers Parkway in London after Deputy Weddle was notified by a passerby that he had observed a female slumped over the wheel that seemed to be passed out in a vehicle.

Deputies located the female subject and conducted an investigation and Sgt. Mehler utilizing K-9 Foxx conducted a walk around the vehicle.

K-9 Foxx alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle and as a result this individual was found in possession of:

  • Suspected Methamphetamine
  • Marijuana
  • A large quantity of pills

Stephanie Ecton was charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Prescription controlled substances not in proper container – first offense
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana.

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.



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