Fugitive from Florida arrested on drug charges

Published 3:29 pm Thursday, March 2, 2017

STANFORD – A Florida man labeled a fugitive was arrested during a traffic stop Monday night.

Steven Collins, 36, of Mount Vernon, was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputy Chase Marcum who said he began observing Collins’ vehicle on Vincent Drive at about 8:45 p.m. due to careless driving.

A traffic stop was initiated and a search of the vehicle turned up about 11 grams of marjuana and about one-half of a gram of methamphetamine, according to Marcum.

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The suspected narcotics were located in the driver’s side door compartment in a Marlboro Reds cigarette pack.

Marcum said Collins’ girlfriend and her daughter were in the vehicle but were released.

Collins was arrested and charged with carless driving; no operator’s license; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

The man – also wanted on warrants out of Madison and Rockcastle counties – was labeled a “violent” fugitive from Florida with previous drugs charges, as well as a charge for assaulting an officer, Marcum said.

However, Marcum said Collins won’t be extradited.

Collins was lodged in the Lincoln County Regional Jail. No bond had been set as of Wednesday morning.