Traffic stop in Pikeville leads to drug trafficking charges

PIKEVILLE, Ky. –  A Floyd County woman was arrested Sunday evening and charged with trafficking in meth following a traffic stop in Pikeville.  According to the arrest citation, Pikeville Police officer Tony Conn smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from a vehicle he stopped as he spoke to the driver.  39 year old Susan Akers admitted to having marijuana in her purse, but was also found to have an active warrant out of Floyd County for Flagrant non-support.   During a search of the vehicle, officers found a plastic bag containing marijuana, a set of digital scales, a plastic bag containing what is believed to be meth, a glass pipe with residue and various other pills and drug paraphernalia, as well as more than $250 dollars in cash.  Susan Akers is facing several drug related charges, including both possession and trafficking charges for the meth.  She remains lodged in the Pike County Detention Center.