State police confiscate $1.2 million in drugs following Hart County pursuit
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Kentucky State Police trooper who watched a car zoom past him at 125 miles per hour Thursday discovered about $1.2 million in drugs in the car after it was stopped.
Trooper Jarrod Lewis said he saw a 2020 Ford Mustang speeding near the 55 mile marker on Interstate 65 Thursday in Hart County.
Lewis initiated his emergency equipment to stop the vehicle, but the driver of the Mustang kept going, according to a release from Kentucky State Police. Lewis chased the vehicle for two miles before the driver exited at the 58 mile marker.
The driver lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road near the intersection of I-65 and Ky. 218 in the Horse Cave community. The vehicle became disabled and the driver, Robert Ford, 26, of Atlanta, Ga., and one passenger, Cortez Woodruff, 27, of Fairburn, Ga., ran from the car, according to the release.
Both were taken into custody along with a second passenger, Kristin Summerour, 27, of Fairburn, Ga. Following the pursuit troopers located approximately 18 pounds of suspected MDMA in the vehicle. The drugs have an estimated street value of $1.2 million.
Ford is charged with speeding 26 mph or greater, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, reckless driving, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle and first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.
Woodruff is charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, menacing and resisting arrest.
Summerour is charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.
All three were lodged in the Hart County Jail.