Harlan woman faces multiple drug charges after traffic stop

A woman passenger in a gold Chevrolet Impala ended up in the back of a police cruiser in Baxter.

Angela Robbins, 26, was traveling on U.S. 119 in the Baxter community in Harlan County Monday when the car she was riding in was stopped by police, according to a Kentucky State Police release.

The trooper found Robbins had an active warrant out in Knox County. During the stop, the trooper also found bottles of Neurontin and Clonazepam, Suboxone strips, a pipe used to smoke marijuana, rolling papers, a used needle and $127 in cash.

Robbins admitted to the trooper she had been using drugs prior to the traffic stop, the release said.

She was charged with two counts of trafficking in controlled substances, one count of trafficking in prescription drugs, one count of prescription controlled substance not in proper container, public intoxication, drug paraphernalia, and failure to wear a seat belt.

Robbins was taken to Harlan County Detention Center.

Michael McKay: 859-231-1324, @hlpublicsafety