2 facing drug, theft charges after GC Sheriff’s Office stops stolen truck on WK Parkway

Two people have been arrested on multiple drug and theft charges after the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a reckless driver in a stolen truck on the Western Kentucky Parkway.

Sunday afternoon at approximately 5:00, Grayson County Deputy Andy Vincent executed a traffic stop on a Ford F250 truck driving erratically near the 112 mile marker of the eastbound parkway.

Upon making contact with the driver, 40-year-old Douglas Johnson, of southern Indiana, Vincent suspected Johnson was under the influence. The suspect was given a field sobriety test and arrested.

Soon after, Vincent and Sgt. Fred Norder learned the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Washington County, Indiana.

As Norder made contact with and searched the passenger, 51-year-old Angela Martin, also of southern Indiana, the sergeant located drug paraphernalia. During a search of the vehicle, police located methamphetamine, multiple syringes and other drug paraphernalia. Stolen credit cards were also found.

Johnson was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), DUI, careless driving, theft of identity of another without consent, and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with non-moving violations.

He was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

While being processed into the Grayson County Detention Center, staff members located methamphetamine and marijuana hidden in Martin’s groin area.

She was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), receiving stolen property, promoting contraband, theft of identity of another without consent, and possession of marijuana.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com