Louisville woman arrested of drug charges after found passed out in vehicle in Knox County

Items recovered from the vehicle by Kentucky State Police. | Photo contributed

GRAY – Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call that a female was passed out inside of her vehicle in the parking lot of the Grab and Go Market in the Gray community of Knox County at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Trooper Sidney Wagner and Tpr. John Corey responded and located the female passed out inside of the vehicle.

Upon trooper’s arrival, they observed Amanda Vanmeter, 34, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed out in the driver’s seat with a large amount of cash in her lap. Troopers also observed several syringes, a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine and a pistol in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, two grams of methamphetamine, three hand guns, $6,426 in cash, digital scales and several different types of pills were located.

Vanmeter was arrested and lodged into the Knox County Detention Center. She was charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, first offense, less than 2 grams methamphetamine; trafficking in legend drugs, first offense; possession of firearm by convicted felon; drug paraphernalia; and first-degree DUI.

Case is under investigation by Tpr. Sidney Wagner. He was assisted at the scene by Tpr. John Corey, MTP Dallas Eubanks and Canine Alex.

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