STANFORD - The driver of a semitrailer was arrested in the city limits Saturday morning when a police investigation allegedly uncovered four plastic bags of methamphetamine, two bags of marijuana, a loaded .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and a variety of drug paraphernalia.
According to police reports, Steven Ray Blevins, 39, of Monticello, was driving a tractor-trailer for Blevins Trucking, a privately-owned shipping business, when he was stopped in Stanford en route to the Garrard County Stockyards in Lancaster.
He was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of intoxicants and driving a commercial motor vehicle on a suspended commercial license.
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officer Shawn Hines and Lancaster Police Department Sgt. Willie Skeens worked in conjunction with vehicle enforcement officer Travis Rogers, Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Ron Luster, state Troopers Clyde Bertram and Bill Collins and state police canine handler Lafe Owens in the investigation.