Traffic stop results in drug charges

Police allegedly find guns in vehicle

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]

Caitlin Winn

A Harlan woman is facing multiple charges including trafficking following a traffic stop by police on Monday.

Caitlin Faye Winn, 25, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jacob Spurlock.

According to the citations, Spurlock observed Winn operating a vehicle with no visible registration plate and initiated a traffic stop. A temporary registration was located in the back seat. Spurlock noticed Winn was jittery and nervous. Winn was given a field sobriety test, during which she lost her balance, missed heel to toe and improperly turned. During a one legged stand she raised her arms for balance. She admitted to using methamphetamine. During a search of the vehicle, police located two Hi-Point firearms under the back seat. One of the guns had the serial number removed. Winn was taken to Harlan ARH Hospital, read implied consent and submitted to a chemical test. During the traffic stop, Winn told police of possible drug trafficking taking place in her residence in Harlan. Consent was given to search the residence, and police found baggies, scales, new and used syringes and other items. A small black magnetic key box was located between two cushions of a couch in the front room. A baggie containing cream colored crystal like substance was inside the box as well as a bag containing several pills.

Winn was charged with improper display of registration plates, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, possession of a defaced firearm, defacing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center without bond.

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Caitlin Winn Winn
Police allegedly find guns in vehicle

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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