Two Evarts women were arrested Wednesday following a traffic stop by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dee Dee Ulbrich.
The deputy said she received a complaint on a 2003 silver Mitsubishi Galant that was observed traveling west on KY 38 in Evarts.
Ulbrich said after she made a traffic stop, she learned that the vehicle was being driven by Connie Ledford, 49. Rachel Ledford, 25, was a passenger in the vehicle.
“After gaining consent to search the vehicle from both occupants, I discovered $596 folded inside of the bra of Connie Ledford,” Ulbrich said. “During the initiation search of the vehicle, I discovered three prescription bottles inside the purse claimed by Connie Ledford.”
Ulbrich said she found two pill bottles with Ledford’s name on them from two different pharmacies. One contained 22 pills and the other had 10.
Ulbrich also alleged that she found one pill bottle with Rachel Ledford’s name on it that contained one pill.
“Upon further search of the automobile, I discovered $96 inside a black purse claimed by Rachel Ledford,” Ulbrich said.
The women were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on charges of second- and third-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
Deputy Matt Cope and Evarts City Police Department Assistant Chief Owen Noe assisted Ulbrich.