A Cave City man accumulated new drug charges over the weekend after he was taken into custody with the service of outstanding arrest warrants for similar counts, according to a press release from the Barren County Sheriff's Office.
At approximately 1:17 a.m. Saturday, Deputy Dean Crumbaugh conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 black Mazda on Lecta-Salem Road and found 33-year-old Eric Sturgeon of Cave City to be a passenger in the vehicle, according to the statement.
Sturgeon's first warrant was for a probation violation (felony offense). The second warrant was for: manufacturing methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); unlawful possession of a meth precursor, first offense; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
After Sturgeon was taken into custody, deputies located on his person three alprazolam pills, a set of digital scales and a small spoon containing residue, according to the statement. Deputies also located two loaded syringes inside the vehicle containing suspected methamphetamine, according to the press release. In addition to the warrants, Sturgeon was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree (methamphetamine); drug paraphernalia possession; and possession of a controlled substance, third degree. Deputy Eric Bull was the arresting officer.