Sheriff’s office: Deputy smelled marijuana from passing vehicle, gave chase


BROWNSVILLE, Ky. – At about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday an Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputy was walking back towards his patrol vehicle on Grassland Road when he saw a white pick-up truck drive by and could smell marijuana coming from the truck.

The deputy got back inside his patrol vehicle and headed in the same direction as he had truck. The deputy found the vehicle as it was turning onto Ky. 259,  south.

The deputy said the truck crossed the white fog line several times. At that point the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

The truck accelerated and did not stop after blue lights and the deputy’s siren were activated. The driver of the white pick-up accelerated at speeds over the 35 mile per hour school zone speed limit, and the deputy said he saw the vehicle’ driver use the right shoulder to pass another vehicle, according to the release.

The truck continued through Brownsville, turned onto Mohawk Street, and eventually came to a stop in the oncoming lane of traffic.

As the deputy approached the vehicle, he could smell the odor of burnt marijuana. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Caleb G. Vincent, 21, of Park City.

A search of the vehicle produced numerous forms of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and the driver of the vehicle showed evidence of having consumed marijuana, according to the release.

Vincent was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree fleeing or evading arrest, speeding 25 mph over the limit in a school zone, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree wanton endangerment.

He was lodged in the Hart County Jail. His bond is set at $5,000.