Four charged with cocaine trafficking
LIBERTY - Four people have been charged with trafficking in cocaine, according to court records.
They were charged early Tuesday after the illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia and a large sum of money reportedly was found in the vehicle they were in. Constable Steve Cochran and city police officer Lee Smith stopped the vehicle on U.127 North in the city limits.
Charged with first-degree trafficking in cocaine were Eric R. Bender, 26, 9802 Ky. 698, Hustonville; Jennifer C. Sims, alias Jennifer Gooch, 28, 10 S.D. Gooch Road, Kings Mountain; Simon B. Harrison, 18, 4800 Duncan Road, Kings Mountain; and Michael S. Turner, Kings Mountain, according to a police report.
After searching the 1998 Chevrolet driven by Sims, the officers reportedly found more than 5.8 grams of individually wrapped cocaine, 20 grams of marijuana, five Clonazpan (anti-anxiety drug) pills and scales, according to an article in The Casey County News. They also discovered more than $3,000 in cash and checks.