Deputies seize ounce of meth during traffic stop

Published 11:48 am Thursday, March 30, 2017

STANFORD – Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested four people during a recent traffic stop after they allegedly found an ounce of crystal methamphetamine in the driver’s possession. 

According to deputies, four people were arrested on drug-related charges Saturday night including Anthony Barron, 53; Amanda Lee Byrd, 38;  and Regina Smith, 30, all of Mount Vernon, as well as Robert Samples, 48, of Brodhead. 

The traffic stop was initiated by Sgt. Ryan Kirkpatrick after he witnessed a vehicle disregard the stop light at the intersection of U.S. 27 and 150. 

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Deputies said Barron, the driver of the vehicle, appeared anxious and later consented to a search of his person, as well as the vehicle. 

Approximately one ounce (about 28 grams) of crystal methamphetamine was located on Barron. 

Smith and Byrd were charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia while Samples was charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance. 

Barron was charged with disregarding a traffic light; failure to maintain required insurance and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). 

Kirkpatrick was assisted in the arrest by Sheriff’s Deputies Chase Marcum and Nick Adams, Constable Eddie Brown and the Stanford Police Department.