Traffic Stop Results in Drug Trafficking Arrest

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron another traffic stop has led to arrest of a Wayne County man for drug trafficking.
On February 9, 2022, at approximately 11:59 pm Deputies Derek Dennis and Brad Tucker made the traffic stop on Kentucky Highway 3106 after observing the vehicle make a traffic violation. Deputy Dennis deployed his Deputy K-9 Unit Dunya for a free air sniff around the vehicle after the driver refused to allow the Deputies to conduct a search. Deputy K-9 Unit Dunya alerted on the passenger side door area. The passenger then stated he had a syringe in his pants pocket. A search of the passenger resulted in a plastic baggie containing a crystal substance in his sock, known to the Deputies as being methamphetamine with an approximate weight of 3.5 grams, several new plastic baggies and an orange tablet known to be suboxone. A continue search of the vehicle the Deputies located a set of digital scales commonly used in sale of illegal narcotics.
Deputy Dennis charged and arrested Jonathan Rigney of Monticello, Ky. for trafficking in a controlled substance-1st degree (greater than 2 grams of methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance-2nd degree (drug unspecified) and possession of drug paraphernalia