On Sunday evening, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Williams noticed the vehicle in front of him having issues staying in its lane. Williams noticed the vehicle cross the fog line four times and the center line once. At this point a traffic stop was made.
As Williams was asking the driver for his license, registration and proof of insurance he observed a zip lock bag with what appeared to be a glass pipe in it in the front of the console, according to the report. When the driver was attempting to get his license out of his wallet, four suboxone strips fell out of the defendant’s wallet. During this time the driver appeared nervous, began sweating profusely and reaching down to his side at the door panel. Williams told him to step out of the vehicle and the man who was identified as Ricky Gaylion Stults continued to reach for the door panel. Stults was told again to stop reaching, but allegedly continued. Williams ask Stults to get out of the vehicle and as he was getting out of the vehicle he continued reaching for the door panel. At this point, Williams could see that there was a bag of what appeared to be marijuana in the zip lock bag in front of the console with the glass pipe.
A search of the vehicle revealed a du-rag in the driver’s door panel that had seven individual bags of what appeared to be crystal meth wrapped inside of it. Another pipe was found in the passenger seat of the vehicle. A cigarette pack with a plastic wrap off another cigarette pack inside it was found in the trunk with nine blue pills in it that appeared to be Alprazolam.
This was the 16th arrest in Campbell County for the 65-year old- Stults, 338 Ridenour Lane, LaFollette. He is charged with failure to maintain lane, possession of schedule II-controlled substance, possession of schedule III controlled substance, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Stults remains housed in the county jail this morning on a $29,000 secured bond. He has an April 30 court date. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/25/2019-6AM)