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LICK CREEK – A Magoffin County woman was arrested on Monday after police reportedly found her passed out in a car with two children in the vehicle.

According to the arrest citation, Kentucky State Police Trooper Tracy Salyer was dispatched to the intersection of KY 2019 and KY 3334 just after 5 p.m. on October 31, with a Magoffin County deputy requesting assistance.

When Trooper Salyer arrived, he reported that he saw a black car on KY 3334 facing toward KY 2019, with the vehicle partially in a gravel lot and the rear of the vehicle still in the roadway.

Magoffin County Sheriff Deputy Dewey Marshall advised Trooper Salyer that a witness had driven by and observed a female slumped over in the driver seat, with the witness telling law enforcement that he backed up and saw two small children in the car, also noting that the car was in park was not running.

Trooper Salyer made contact with the driver, identified as Stephanie Daniel, 41, of Lick Creek, and was sitting in the driver’s seat when he approached the vehicle.

When asked if she had used any drugs that day, Daniels reportedly told police she had smoked marijuana that morning and had used methamphetamine the day before, according to the police report. She also told police she was taking the children to get Halloween costumes, stating she drove through town, up Mine Fork and was crossing 3334 to get back to her residence, but started “feeling tired,” so she pulled off the road.

According to the police report, Daniels failed several field sobriety tests and appeared very drowsy and had slowed speech.

Deputy Marshall searched Daniels’ purse and found a black bag. Inside the black bag were two clear plastic bags with a fine crystal powder substance that appeared to be methamphetamine. A clear plastic bag with a green, leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana, three syringes, a tourniquet strap, rolling papers, a tube with a marijuana joint, a clear plastic bag with filters, a Diet Coke can turned upside down in the center console with residue on the bottom of the can.

Two children, ages 1 and 2 years old, were in the vehicle with Daniels at the time of her arrest.

She was transported to Paintsville ARH, declined contact with an attorney, consented to blood, and declined personal test. She was transported to Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where she remains at press time.
Daniels is currently facing the following charges: operating a motor vehicle under the influence (first offense); possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); possession of marijuana; drug paraphernalia – buy/possess; and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Editor’s Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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