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Expired Plate Leads To Multiple Drug Charges

Posted at 12:18 PM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 13:21:56-04

An expired license plate led to the arrest of a man wanted on warrants out of Kentucky and multiple additional charges.

Officials from the Murray Police Department said Officer Kyle Waldron saw a black Chevrolet Camaro with expired tags in Murray. The vehicle was driven by 27-year-old William Stewart from Paducah.

Officer Waldron said the vehicle sped off before coming to a stop on North 17th Street at College Farm Road. It was then that he attempted to pull the vehicle over.

Stewart reportedly attempted to take off, but spun out in the intersection. By that time, additional officers were on the scene and able to help take Stewart into custody without incident.

Stewart had an active warrant out for his arrest and was taken into custody.

Police found 12 grams of methamphetamine and several items they believed were used in the manufacturing of the drug. Stewart was also carrying a large amount of cash.

Stewart was booked into the Calloway County Jail. He faced charges and citations for unregistered license plates, failure to maintain insurance, reckless driving, driving without a license, evading police, possession of drug paraphernalia, 1st degree promoting contraband, 1st degree trafficking in controlled substance and arrest for parole violation.