A Nortonville woman was arrested at around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday while at East Princeton Street in Crofton on several drug-related charges following a traffic stop, according to a Christian County Sheriff’s Office report.

The report states deputies observed a white Nissan Pathfinder traveling on East Princeton with a loud muffler. Deputies ran the license plate through the National Crime Information Center and discovered that the vehicle’s tags were canceled due to failure to maintain insurance, the report added.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop and upon contact with the vehicle, they could allegedly smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Deputies conducted a K-9 sniff that indicated the vehicle had narcotics inside, according to the report.

Deputies searched the vehicle and discovered plastic bag containing marijuana, a grinder containing marijuana residue and a loaded pistol under the driver’s seat, the report stated.

Deputies continued to search the vehicle and reportedly found two more plastic baggies containing roughly 11 grams of methamphetamine inside of a black box, along with four pills assumed to be ecstasy, a digital scale with white residue and $835 in cash.

Inside of the woman’s purse was also a stash of money totaling $521, the report added.

The woman was arrested and identified as Krista D. Gamble, 36, before being taken to the Christian County Jail.

Gamble was charged with first-degree trafficking in meth, first-degree possession of a drug unspecified, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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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