|Fulton man arrested; cocaine confiscated |
|Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 9:01 pm |
|Police made one arrest and confiscated a significant amount of cocaine during a traffic stop Tuesday evening in Fulton. |
Terrance L. Warlick, 39, of Fulton was arrested following a traffic stop shortly before 7 p.m. on Wayside Drive, according to a Fulton Police Department press release.
Officers who made the traffic stop noted the suspect allegedly “making movements” within the vehicle. K-9 “Turbo” was deployed and alerted to the alleged presence of a narcotics odor coming from the vehicle.
Police found some ammunition and frisked the suspect for weapons. A baggy with “a substantial amount of crack cocaine” was discovered on the suspect, officers reported. The cocaine weighed about 14 grams and had an estimated street value of nearly $14,000.
Warlick was subsequently arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree (cocaine), and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. He was lodged in the Fulton County (Ky.) Detention Center.
Based on two previous convictions for trafficking cocaine in Fulton County, the trafficking cocaine charge is a Class B felony and, if convicted, Warlick could face a sentence of 10 to 20 years. The trafficking in a controlled substance near a school offense is a Class D felony with a sentence range of one to five years, according to the press release. Published in The Messenger 12.1.11