2 arrested on drug trafficking charges after traffic stop

2 arrested on drug trafficking charges after traffic stop
Left: Macey McElfresh. Right: Anthey Jones Jr.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - On Sunday around 2:30 p.m., an officer with the Madisonville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on I-69 near Island Ford Road for reportedly speeding that resulted in two being arrested on drug trafficking charges.

Authorities say the driver, 22-year-old Macey McElfresh, and a passenger, 26-year-old Anthey Jones Jr. were believed to be under the influence of marijuana and because of the “overwhelming” smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, officers performed a search.

Macey McElfresh. (Source: Hopkins Co. Jail)
Macey McElfresh. (Source: Hopkins Co. Jail)
Anthey Jones Jr. (Source: Hopkins Co. Jail)
Anthey Jones Jr. (Source: Hopkins Co. Jail)

During the search, officers say they found a small amount of marijuana and a handgun that was reported stolen from Evansville. A small amount of methamphetamine was also found on McElfresh.

According to a press release, while officers continued the search, they discovered a large bag of methamphetamine that had a street value of $15,000 in the trunk.

McElfresh was arrested and is facing a list of charges including drug trafficking, DUI, speeding, and receiving a stolen firearm.

Anthey Jones Jr. was also arrested and is facing drug trafficking charges, receiving a stolen firearm, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

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