Kentucky man on ATV arrested for DUI, drug trafficking

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A Kentucky man who was driving an all-terrain vehicle is behind bars after a traffic stop uncovered drugs and distribution items. 

Derek Cox, 33, was arrested on several traffic and drug charges after a traffic stop by a Bell County Sheriff’s deputy. Cox was pulled over after he was observed on an ATV traveling at high rate of speed and twice crossing over into the oncoming lane of traffic.

After Cox failed standard field sobriety tests, the subsequent search uncovered a large bag of marijuana, five Suboxone strips, a small bag of methamphetamine and several small distribution bags. 

Derek Cox was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs second offense, first degree trafficking in controlled substance less than two grams (methamphetamine), trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, third degree trafficking in controlled substance less than 20 dosage units, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia and operating an ATV on a roadway.

He was also served an outstanding bench warrant.

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