Meth components, handgun found in vehicle

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Suspects held in jail on cash bond

By Linda Ireland

Two men face numerous felony charges after a routine traffic stop on U.S. 31E turned up drugs and a firearm inside a vehicle.

The driver, William Howard Thompson, 54, of Loretto was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs about 8:30 p.m. June 30.

LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the vehicle contained a five-gallon jug of anhydrous ammonia, 50 grams of marijuana, prescription drugs and a defaced handgun.

Thompson and his passenger, Jason Ronald Davis, 33, of Magnolia each were charged with prescription (controlled substance) not in original container, first offense; possession of defaced handgun; possession of handgun by convicted felon; possession of marijuana; and unlawful possession of meth precursor, first offense.

The investigation is ongoing.

Bond for each was set at $25,000 cash only. They were lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and arraigned in LaRue District Court.