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Danville wreck results in drug charges

March 08, 2006|BOBBIE CURD

LANCASTER - An 18-year-old Danville male was jailed Monday night on drug charges after wrecking the car he was driving on Fork Church Road and allegedly attempting to hide drugs from police.

Lamar M. Ford, 18, 111 Hill N Dale Street, Danville, initially was arrested for not having an operator's license and driving under the influence after the single vehicle accident at the intersection of Fork Church and Paper Mill roads around 8 p.m.

Police say that Ford and all three passengers in the vehicle admitted to smoking marijuana 45 minutes before getting into the vehicle.

According to the report, witnesses said Ford was seen walking back up the road to a fence, and then to a basketball goal in the driveway of a home. Police say they found a bag of cocaine at the first location, and pills in an unmarked container at the basketball goal.

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The police report says the pills later were discovered to be valium. Ford refused all chemical tests, according to the report.

Ford is also charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, first- and third-degree. The suspect is housed in the Boyle County Detention Center, with bond pending a pre-trial hearing.

An 18-year-old passenger's name was not available, and two passengers in the back seat were juveniles, approximate ages of 15 and 16, according to EMS reports.

Mike Mullins, a supervisor with Garrard County EMS, was first on the scene and said there were no major injuries. He said Ford and the front seat passenger were treated for cuts from hitting the windshield.

Trooper Rodney Wren and Garrard County Sheriff's Deputy Willie Skeens were the responding officers.

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