A Louisville man was arrested on drug and weapons charges after being stopped for a traffic violation.
Around 3:20 Thursday morning, Trooper Dakota Novak was patrolling eastbound on US-150 in Palmyra and observed the white Nissan Sentra traveling in front of him had an expired Kentucky Temporary Registration tag.
The vehicle turned northbound onto Martin Mathis Road and Trooper Novak initiated a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, Trooper Novak observed the smell of marijuana from within the car and continued the investigation.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Daniel A. Sikes, 34, of Louisville Kentucky.
During the investigation, Trooper Novak found that Daniel Sikes had an outstanding warrant out of Floyd County for driving while suspended prior and that Sikes current driving status was also still listed as suspended prior.
Further, into the investigation, Trooper Novak found that Sikes was carrying a loaded handgun.
Sikes did not possess a permit to legally carry the firearm.
As the investigation continued, suspected Heroin was also located in the vehicle.
Sikes was arrested and transported to the Harrison County Jail with the following charges:
- Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon – Level 4 Felony
- Carrying a Handgun without a License with a Prior Felony Conviction – Level 5 Felony
- Possession of a Narcotic Drug – Level 6 Felony
- Driving while Suspended Prior – Class A Misdemeanor
- Warrant for Driving While Suspended Prior – Class A Misdemeanor.
Trooper Novak was assisted by Trooper Clay Boley during the investigation.