Police Charge Hopkinsville Man With Drug Trafficking

A traffic stop on East 9th Street in Hopkinsville led to a Hopkinsville man being charged Friday afternoon.

Hopkinsville Police say 22-year-old Timothy Winston Jr. was stopped for going 19 mph over the speed limit and during the stop they could smell marijuana. Winston allegedly hid a bag of marijuana under the steering wheel column and was found to have marijuana on his person and in the cup holder of the vehicle.

Police say he performed poorly during a field sobriety test. He was arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence, DUI, trafficking marijuana, failure to maintain required insurance second offense, and speeding.