Deputies arrest 2 people after being called to people passed out in a vehicle

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BROWNSVILLE, Ky. – At approximately 9 a.m. Thursday, the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office responded to Alford Road in Brownsville for a male and female, seemingly passed out in a vehicle.

When law enforcement arrived they saw a man identified as Phildon D. Wooden, 39, of Big Clifty and Katrina S. Holderman, 38, of Caneyville in the vehicle, along with drug paraphernalia, commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, laying in plain view, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. Wooden was asked to step out of the vehicle, at which point deputies said he began reaching inside his pockets.

A deputy instructed him to stop and conducted an exterior frisk of his pockets, feeling what he knew to be a syringe, according to the release. The deputy asked Wooden if the syringe was capped and warned him that he would be charged with wanton endangerment if it was not. Wooden stated that it was capped.

When the deputy removed the syringe, he found it to be uncapped, with the end of the needle snapped off, and the plunger still pulled back with residue in the syringe, according to the release. At this point, Holderman was asked to exit the vehicle and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, revealing a bag of suspected methamphetamine, numerous forms of drug paraphernalia and cash.

Once Holderman was placed under arrest, she asked the deputy if he could retrieve medication from her vehicle, which was parked further up the driveway of the same location. When doing so, the deputy saw additional drug paraphernalia laying in plain view, along with more cash, according to the release.

Holderman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance first offense, according to the release.

Phildon was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance second or greater offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, according to the release.