Huntsville, TN (2017-11-06) Four persons from Kentucky have been arrested following the discovery of more than 26 grams of methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia inside the foursome’s car.
Arch Angel, 63, and his wife, Brenda S. Angel, age 60, both of Parkers Lake, KY, along with Beverly S. Risner, age 50, and Larry D. Risner, Jr., 47, both of Pine Knot, KY were arrested last Saturday following a traffic stop near the intersection of Scott Highway and Baker Highway in Huntsville. According to an arrest warrant penned by K-9 Handler Daniel Garrett, the foursome were occupants in a 2006 Hyundai Sonata he pulled over for a blown brake light.
“The driver (Beverly Risner) appeared nervous and appeared to be tearing up”, Garrett wrote. Risner’s reaction to the traffic stop piqued authorities’ curiosity, leading them to request permission to search the vehicle, which was owed by the Angels. Inside the vehicle, Garrett, along with Sgt. Paul D. Adkins and Deputy Shane Blevins, allegedly found several bags of suspected meth, a small bag of marijuana, half of a marijuana joint, a set of digital scales, several “scoop” straws, a marijuana pipe, a pair of syringes, and multiple zippered plastic baggies.
A subsequent search of Mr. Angel’s person reportedly resulted in the discovery of another small bag of suspected meth and two more syringes. Angel initially took responsibility for all the drugs found in the car, allegedly telling authorities he didn’t want the others to go to jail, especially his wife. When pressed by authorities, Angel admitted all the items did not belong to him. The others denied ownership of the drugs.
As result, authorities arrested all four occupants and transported them to the Scott County Jail. The vehicle was towed to the justice center for further forensic examination. There, authorities allegedly found another bag of suspected meth hidden inside a popcorn bag in the rear floorboard.
In all, authorities seized an estimated 26 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
The foursome were charged with possession of meth (a schedule II controlled substance) for resale, trafficking meth, possession of the meth, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia (4 counts), simple possession of marijuana, and violation of the drug free school zone.