Failure to use turn signal leads to cocaine charge

Published 11:14 am Monday, October 5, 2020

A Sunday traffic stop initiated due to a driver’s failure to signal has led to drug charges.

Boyle County K9 Deputy Kyle Abbott and Deputy Hopper conducted a traffic stop at Five Star in Danville Sunday, where they detected the odor of marijuana as they approached the vehicle.

The driver, Cedric Burton of Danville, handed deputies a half-smoked marijuana cigarette when asked about the odor, according to a statement on the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

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Further investigation led the deputies to discover a small bag containing what was suspected to be cocaine, and Burton reportedly told officers that it was indeed cocaine.

Burton was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center and charged with failure to signal, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and possession of cocaine, 2nd offense.