Two arrested for drugs after traffic stop in Pinetta

Posted at 3:32 PM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 12:02:00-04

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Madison County Sheriff's Office said that a traffic stop led to the arrest of a man and his passenger who had meth, marijuana, and other prescription drugs in his car.

Deputies said that they stopped a red truck driven by Kevin Lambert on SR 145 in Pinetta for committing multiple traffic violations.

As the deputy walked up to the truck to talk to Lambert, the deputy saw that Lambert and the passenger, identified as Jessica Mauldin, were trying to hide multiple items around the floor area of the truck.

The deputy then ordered both of them to stop moving and reaching inside the truck.

The Madison County Sheriff's deputy then saw a large revolver lying on the center console along with several drug paraphernalia items. They said that Lambert tried to block the deputy's view of these items by covering them up.

The deputy also spotted a large knife along with a black bag between the passenger seat and door. The black bag was partially opened and MCSO said the deputy could see a glass pipe typically used for meth, along with a butane torch protruding from the bag.

The deputy also smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the truck.

Once Lambert and Mauldin were removed from the truck, deputies searched the car.

When they did, the deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, hydrocodone, clonazepam, numerous plastic baggies, and a digital scale along with other items used to facilitate the sale of narcotics.

Both Lambert and Mauldin were placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Madison County Jail.

Lambert was charged for possession of firearm during felony, possession with the intent to sell methamphetamine, possession of synthetic marijuana, possession of marijuana less 20 grams, possession of a controlled substance – hydrocodone, and possession of a controlled substance – clonazepam. 

Mauldin faces similar charges.