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One charged, one flees in traffic stop

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Police discover what appeared to be cocaine rock

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Officers arrested one man and are searching for a second person who fled from a routine traffic stop Feb. 28.

Hodgenville officer Donald Jewell signaled for a vehicle to pull over at IGA Express on Greensburg Street that evening, said Lt. Steve Johnson. Constable Tim Ford arrived to provide backup.

The officers requested driver Jeremy L. Butler, 27, of Elizabethtown and his passenger to exit the vehicle. The passenger “took off running and dropped what appeared to be a rock of cocaine,” Johnson said.

The officers canvassed the area, but could not locate the second man.

Butler was charged with driving under the influence, possession of cocaine and failure to notify Department of Transportation with change of address.

He was lodged in the LaRue County jail and will be arraigned in LaRue District Court.