A Cadiz man was charged last week on suspicion of trafficking in methamphetamine following a traffic stop.
According to report from Lyon County Sheriff's Deputy Seth P'Pool, William Lee Renz, 35, was charged after being stopped just after 10 p.m. at the intersection of Friendship Road and Ky. 93 South. Renz had reportedly tried to flee from a Kentucky State Trooper who had initially pulled over the man.
A pat down of the suspect allegedly revealed a meth pipe. The report also states that several items were found on the roadside along the route from where the pursuit of Renz ended and where it began. They are thought to have been discarded from the driver's side of the vehicle.
Located were a 5-ounce bag of meth, scales and paraphernalia like needles, spoons and baggies, all of which, according to P'Pool, were found dry while the ditch in which they were located was wet with dew. A large amount of cash was also seized.
Renz allegedly told officers that anything found was his and did not belong to the two passengers in his vehicle. However, one passenger, Hailey Guess, 27, of Eddyville was cited for possession marijuana.
Police reportedly determined the man had been at a known drug house in the area, and that he tried to break his phone in order to conceal evidence of a drug transaction.
Renz was charged with first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine greater than 2 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. Separate charges from Kentucky State Police are also expected.
He was transported by Lyon County EMS for treatment of facial fractures received in a prior assault.