On July 25th, 2018 at approximately 7:01 PM EST, Trooper Clint Bale conducted a routine traffic stop on a green ATV, in the limits of Holy Cross on Rueben Smith Rd.
As Trooper Bale was approaching the driver, 43 year old James Pinkston of Bardstown, he observed him trying to conceal a small aluminum foil package and a small plastic bag underneath his leg.
Pinkston informed Trooper Bale that the substances in the packages were methamphetamine and marijuana.
Pinkston was then arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine,) Possession of marijuana, operating ATV on roadway, Tampering with physical evidence and Possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pinkston was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.