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Failing to use a turn signal while driving at Mayking has cost a Cumberland woman and her two passengers a large quantity of marijuana and time in jail.

Officers with the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department say they recovered a pound of marijuana after Amber N. Stepp, 18, of 44 Grass Street, Cumberland, was pulled over for the traffic offense on September 7. Sheriff’s Lieutenant M.K. Terry said the pot was discovered inside the 1994 Honda automobile Stepp was operating after police obtained consent to search the vehicle.

Terry estimated the “large brick” of marijuana to have a street value of $2,000.

Stepp along with the two passengers, Jason M. Crase, 31, of Linefork, and John D. Sergent, 18, of 44 Grass Street, Cumberland, were charged with conspiracy to trafficking in marijuana greater than eight ounces.

Terry said Stepp, Crase and Sergent were delivering the marijuana to Danny R. Collins, 52, of 1034 KY 3406, Mayking. Terry said that after the three suspects were arrested they agreed to attempt to make a “controlled delivery” to Collins, who was arrested in a traffic stop while allegedly on his way to pick up the marijuana. Collins was also charged with conspiracy to trafficking in marijuana greater than eight ounces.

The sheriff’s department was assisted by the Kentucky State Police. Terry and Deputy Sheriff Jason Bates are continuing the investigation.


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