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Troopers Arrest Female for Drug Offenses

Date of News Release: 05/19/2017

Eddyville, Ky. (May 19, 2017) – Troopers assigned to the Kentucky State Police Post 1 Interdiction Team arrested the passenger of a car stopped just before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Troopers stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 24 in Lyon County. During the traffic stop, Troopers located approximately 3 ounces of cocaine along with approximately 1 ounce of codeine. The street value of the drugs is estimated at $4000.00.

The passenger of the vehicle, Britany N. Avery, 32, of Travis, Texas was arrested and charged with First Degree Trafficking of Controlled Substance (Cocaine) and Third Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance. Avery was lodged in Caldwell County Jail.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper T. J. Williams. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

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