Two people were arrested at around 1:10 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop in the area of McLean Avenue and East Seventh Street for alleged drug trafficking, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.
The report states police were called regarding a white male and a Hispanic looking female grabbing a child by the hair and pulling them into a U-Haul van.
Officers later observed the van on McLean Avenue and conducted a traffic stop. The driver and the passenger reportedly matched the descriptions given by the caller, the report said.
In between the two adults were two small children, both around 8 years of age, the report added.
The report continued to state that due to the allegations of the caller, officers separated the adults from the children for investigative purposes.
Once the driver and passenger were removed from the vehicle, police could allegedly see a clear baggie of methamphetamine in plain view in the door panel near the handle of the door as well as a scale in the driver’s seat, according to the report.
Behind the passenger seat, officers allegedly located a a bag with approximately 50 clear baggies as well as two other scales and Buspar pills inside a Tylenol bottle, the report said.
The driver, who was identified as Phillip Stroud, 46, Hopkinsville, was allegedly found to have one gram of marijuana located in his right sock, the report added.
The bag found in the back seat of the vehicle allegedly belonged to the passenger, Tanisha Dhaliwal, 40, Hopkinsville, according to the report.
Both were arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Stroud was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon. Dhaliwal also had an additional charge of prescription controlled substance not in its proper container.
In other reports:
Darrius M. Quarles, 20, Hopkinsville, was arrested on a Daviess County warrant at around 10:50 a.m. Friday on a charge of first-degree robbery, according to an HPD report. No other details regarding the arrest or Quarles’ robbery charge were provided in the report.