A man was arrested at 8:55 p.m. Thursday while at Colonel Drive and East First Street on alleged drug charges following a traffic stop, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.

The report stated officers observed a man driving his vehicle driving on East Second Street without wearing a seatbelt before he sped up at a high rate of speed onto East First.

Police caught up to the driver and began a traffic stop. Upon meeting with the driver, an odor of marijuana was allegedly emanating from the vehicle, according to the report.

Officers identified the man as Corie L. Jones, 42, Hopkinsville, and detained him before searching his vehicle for illegal substances, the report said.

The search allegedly revealed a small bag of cocaine in the center console, another small bag of marijuana and a 9 millimeter handgun, according to the report.

Hopkinsville dispatch advised officers that Jones was a convicted felon, the report added.

Jones was arrested and charged with failure to wear a seatbelt, trafficking in marijuana, second-degree trafficking in cocaine, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed deadly weapon by prior deadly weapon felony offender.

In other reports

• Michael Sandifer, 54, Hopkinsville, was arrested on the strength of a Christian County warrant at around 10:25 a.m. Thursday while at Pavilion Drive on charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and first-degree possession of a drug unspecified, according to an HPD report.

The following information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law

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