Traffic stop leads to drug trafficking arrest in Henderson


HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – An investigation into a possible abduction led Henderson police to a man with multiple warrants out for his arrest Saturday.

Officers were called about a possible abduction involving a black Jeep and located the vehicle in the area of First and Clark Streets.

Police say during the traffic stop, the back seat passenger, later identified as Christopher Smith, got out and fled on foot. Smith was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and found to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Residents in the area told police Smith had dropped a gun while running. Officers found the gun in a driveway.

Smith faces the following charges:

  • Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon
  • Trafficking a controlled substance
  • Trafficking drugs within 1000 feet of a school
  • Evading police
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Drug paraphernalia – buy/possess

Police say there was no abduction.

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