Drug Arrest Made After Traffic Stop on Alexandria Highway

November 23, 2021
Mr. Edward Trinkle

On November 4th, 2021, K9 Sgt. Ridge Long conducted a traffic stop new Alexandria Highway after spotting Mr. Edward Trinkle driving on a non-valid driving status ID. Sgt. Ridge Long had previously completed a records check that returned the non-valid status. Upon making contact with the Mr. Trinkle, Sgt. Long noticed that his hands were shaking and he was acting frantic. A large can of butane was laying on the passenger seat, and Mr. Trinkle was asked to exit the vehicle.

K9 Braun was deployed for a free-air sniff of the vehicle, and a positive alert was made at the driver side door of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted, and as a result, 0.5 grams methamphetamine was found along with six oxycodone pills and two pipes that contained residue.

Mr. Trinkle was unable to provide any form of valid prescription for the pills, and he was placed under arrest and taken to the Smith County Sherif’s office for booking.

Mr. Trinkle is being charged with Possession of Controlled Substances, Felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, and driving with no drivers license.

He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.