Pulaski County Couple Found Passed Out Inside Car

A couple out of Pulaski County was arrested this past Saturday on drug trafficking charges after they were discovered passed out inside of a car.


Just after 4:00 PM, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Burnside Police Officers, responded to a call of two individuals passed out in a car on the roadway near the Reno’s Roadhouse. Deputies’ initial attempts to wake the pair were unsuccessful, but the two eventually woke up, both appearing to be under the influence of something.


The arrested, 33-year-old Derrick L. Johnson, of Somerset and 30-year-old Katelyn Dodd, of Bronston, were charged with public intoxication and on outstanding bench warrants out of Pulaski County for Johnson and Wayne County for Dodd.


Officers searched the vehicle and discovered a bag containing over 100 grams of suspected meth, a small baggie with more than six grams of suspected meth, a small vial with over four grams of suspected heroin, an additional small vial containing over 17 grams of suspected heroin, and another small vial with nine Xanax tablets. Officers are also said to have found over $1,800 on Dodd and more than $200 on Johnson.


Both were arrested and charged with three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance for the suspected meth, heroin, and Xanax.


Both were escorted to the Pulaski County Detention Center.