Leitchfield teen arrested for third time since May 4 on drug, DUI, other charges

A Leitchfield woman has been arrested for the third time in the month of May on drug and/or DUI charges.

Friday morning at approximately 5:25, Leitchfield Police Officer Eugene Cain was on his way to work when he observed 18-year-old Abigail L. Mudge, of Leitchfield, driving east in a Hyundai Sonata on Millerstown Road. Cain, knowing Mudge did not possess a valid driver’s license, attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Mudge, who accelerated to 80 miles per hour, according to the arrest citation.

Mudge then turned into a driveway in the 3600 block of Millerstown Road and exited her vehicle. Cain made contact with Mudge near the driver’s side door of the Hyundai, according to the citation, where he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

LPD Officer Chance Anthony arrived to assist Cain, as Mudge was given a field sobriety test and arrested. During a search of the suspect’s vehicle, officers located methamphetamine.

While being processed into the Grayson County Detention Center (GCDC), officials discovered Mudge was in possession of an EBT card that did not belong to her, the citation states.

She was charged with DUI, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), criminal possession of a forged instrument, no operator’s license, and speeding 25 mph over the limit.

Mudge was arrested nine days earlier, on May 13, when she was spotted traveling on South Main Street in Leitchfield on a moped. Police stopped Mudge and discovered she did not have a valid operator’s license.

While being questioned, Mudge admitted to having “baggies in her wallet inside her purse containing methamphetamine,” the citation says.

She was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and no operator’s license and lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

On May 4, Mudge was arrested after being found passed out in a Hyundai Sonata at the gas pumps at Valero, at 720 South Main Street in Leitchfield.

After being woken, Mudge displayed “slurred speech” and “was unsteady on her feet,” according to the citation. She was given a field sobriety test and arrested.

A search of her vehicle revealed a bag of methamphetamine, 26 Gabapentin pills and one morphine pill.

She was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, drug unspecified), illegal possession of a legend drug (prescription drug), DUI, and no operator’s license. Mudge was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

Mudge was released from the GCDC on her own recognizance after her May 4 and May 13 arrests as mandated by the Kentucky Supreme Court’s orders, issued because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. She is now being held on a $2,500 full cash bond.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com