Holmes County Sheriff’s Office reports two are behind bars on meth charges after a K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics during a traffic stop.
An HCSO deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 79 in Esto for an expired unassigned tag on Jan. 26.
The driver, identified as Shannon Lloyd, advised the deputy that he did not have a valid drivers license. K-9 Highway conducted a free air sniff during the stop and made a positive alert for narcotics.
HCSO conducted a search of the vehicle and found a soda cup containing a plastic baggie of methamphetamines in the passenger floorboard where Johnnie Pratter was sitting. Both Lloyd and Pratter were arrested and transported to the Holmes County Jail.
Upon arrival to the jail, a strip search was conducted, and a correctional officer found paraphernalia on Pratter’s person.
Lloyd is charged with attaching tag not assigned and DWLSR. Pratter is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and introduction of contraband to a correctional facility.