Pair arrested on felony drug charges

Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 22, 2017

A simple traffic stop for an improper tag turned into an arrest on felony charges for a Troy man and woman on Thursday.

The driver, James Hilliard Sanders, 33, had an outstanding warrant on a charge of second-degree theft of property, a Class C felony.

“Sanders had an active felony warrant on him for theft of property second degree stemming from a utility trailer that was stolen from a local business in Troy,” said Troy Police Chief Randall Barr. “As officers took Sanders into custody on the warrant, a handgun was found concealed on his person. Sanders did not have a permit for the firearm.”

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During the stop, officers also found a bottle containing a white crystal-like substance that Barr said tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

As a result, Sanders and passenger Kimberly Chrysson, 44, were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony.

Sanders was being held in the Pike County Jail on a $9,500 bond. Chrysson was released on a $7,500 bond