An investigation into a traffic accident has resulted in drug trafficking charges being brought against a Greensburg woman.
LaRue Deputy Matt Darst responded to the report of a crash on Greensburg Road in Mount Sherman about 6:30 p.m. June 12.
Beverly Reliford, 51, was driving a 2006 Ford 500 and attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot, according to Darst. She drove the Ford into the path of a 2004 Toyota Avalon driven by Joyce Vittitow, 66, of Louisville. The collision was almost head-on, Darst said.
Both drivers suffered broken ankles and were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. Both were treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson.
During the investigation at the crash scene, a bystander told Darst that Reliford took something out of her car and gave it to another woman who was parked at that location. A bottle of Hydrocodone pills prescribed to Reliford were found in a vehicle owned by Kim Reuter, 42, of Magnolia, Darst said.
Darst said he planned to serve an arrest warrant Tuesday on Reliford, who is an employee of social services.
Reliford is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree; tampering with physical evidence; obstructing or interfering with an investigation; and prescription not in a proper container.
Reuter also faces charges including tampering with physical evidence. Arraignment was Wednesday in LaRue District Court.