Two people are facing felony charges following a traffic stop in Floyd County last week.

According to documents filed in Floyd District Court, Jonathan Rouse of the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations East arrested Aaron Joseph Patton, 30, of Estill and Kelly Ray Key, 32, of Ironton, Ohio. 

Rouse reports in the citations that he conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Key in which Patton was the passenger. 

He reported in court documents that he arrested Key for allegedly trafficking in marijuana, under eight ounces, and Patton for allegedly possessing methamphetamine, and placed them in the back seat of his patrol car. After they were taken to the Floyd County Detention Center, Rouse reports that he searched his patrol car at the sally port at the jail and located “numerous plastic baggies” containing suspected methamphetamine “wedged between the seats.” 

Key and Patton were each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree promoting contraband and tampering with physical evidence. They are each scheduled to appear in Floyd District Court Wednesday.

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