Deputies make drug bust while on coffee break

Jason Hodge
Jason Hodge

LOWMANSVILLE, Ky. — Two Lawrence County deputies found themselves working through their coffee break, when they encountered a man wanted for drug trafficking.

The officers had stopped by the Valero gas station in Lowmansville around closing time Friday night, when they spotted a man sitting on a motorcycle during a rain storm. They immediately recognized him as Jason Hodge, 41, of Johnson County, who they knew was wanted after being indicted for trafficking in meth and heroin.

After placing him under arrest, they also reported finding a quarter ounce of meth and $800 in cash.

He was arrested and charged with with meth trafficking, in addition to the drug trafficking indictment.