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Moped traffic stop leads to drug charges

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By Jeff D'Alessio

A traffic stop for driving a moped without a headlight Sunday night led to felony drug charges for an Eliza­bethtown man.

Elizabethtown police stopped a moped driven by George Aubrey, 36, of the 200 block of Metts Court, when an officer observed Aubrey driving the vehicle with only a flashlight taped to the front of it to serve as a headlamp.

Aubrey agreed to a search and police found a prescription bottle with three Oxycodone pills. The prescription was filled a day earlier for 80 pills, according to an arrest citation. Asked where the rest of the pills were, the citation quotes Aubrey as saying they were at his residence and then at the Hart County Detention Center.

Police were given permission to search Aubrey’s residence, where another prescription bottle for 60 Oxy­codone pills was found. It was filled June 10, according to the citation.

The citation further states Aubrey waived his Miranda rights and said he was giving the pills to a woman named Martha. When police searched his phone, with permission, there was a conversation with the woman about “arranging a deal.”

Police also found $256 in cash at the residence.

Aubrey is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second or greater offense, a Class B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison if convicted

He is being held at the Hardin Coun­ty Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond. He is scheduled for a court appearance at 9 a.m. July 11.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757, or at jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com.