Crime

$30,000 worth of cocaine found during Lexington traffic stop

A weekend traffic stop in Lexington yielded an estimated $30,000 worth of cocaine, Kentucky State Police said Tuesday.

Police found 253 grams of cocaine and a 9mm handgun after stopping a 2005 Chevrolet Impala for speeding on New Circle Road, according to a news release.

During the stop, the passenger, Marquis L. Cottrell, 31, of Lexington ran and was later arrested. Cottrell was charged with public intoxication, fleeing, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

Brittany Bibbs, 22, of Lexington was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and numerous traffic violations. Both were taken to the Fayette County Detention Center.

The cocaine and gun were found later, after troopers from the Frankfort post searched the car.

Bibbs was later charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Cottrell was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

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