Traffic stop leads to drug trafficking arrest

Robert Hopkins

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Raccoon man has been arrested for allegedly transporting pills to Pike County to sell.

A Pikeville Police officer pulled over a pickup truck early Friday morning on suspicion that the driver was intoxicated.

After the driver — 26-year-old Robert Hopkins — flunked a field sobriety test, he was placed under arrest and the officer searched his truck. That’s when police discovered nearly 600 pills marked Xanax inside.

Hopkins reportedly told police that the pills were actually Fentanyl that had been marked to look like Xanax. He allegedly said he had bought them in Lexington and planned to sell them in Pike County.

Hopkins was charged with first-degree drug trafficking and DUI.