Traffic stop leads to arrest

Traffic stop leads to arrest

What seemingly began as a routine traffic stop for K-9 officer Daniel Garrett, Scott County Sherriff’s Department, led to the arrest of four Kentucky individuals; Larry Danny Risner Jr., Beverly Sue Risner, Brenda Sue Angel, and Arch Angel for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine.

According to arrest reports, on November 4, Officer Garrett noted a brake light out on a 2006 white Hyundai Sonata, and

pulled the vehicle over at the intersection of hwy. 27 and hwy. 63., near the traffic light. Upon arriving at the window of the vehicle, Garret identified Beverly Risner as the driver, and further noted Wisner to be nervous and “tearing up”.

Garrett requested assistance from other officers, Deputy Shane Blevins, and Sergeant Paul Adkins, both with the Scott County Sherriff’s Department. Verbal consent to search the vehicle was obtained from the owners of the vehicle, identified as Brenda and Arch Angel.

Search of the vehicle recovered a set of digital scales, half a marijuana join, a butane lighter, several bags of suspected methamphetamine, several scoop straws, a marijuana pipe, two syringes, rolling papers, a small bag of marijuana, and multiple small zip lock baggies. Additionally, Mr. Angel was found to be in possession of a small bag of suspected methamphetamine and two syringes.

Authorities say everyone initially denied knowing the recovered items were in the vehicle, however Mr. Angel reportedly told officers he would, “take the blame” so nobody else, especially his wife Brenda Angel, would not go to jail. After further questioning, Mr. Angel then told officers that not all the items found were his. All parties were then arrested, and transported to the Scott County Justice Center. The vehicle was ordered to be towed to the justice center for further investigation.

A second search of the vehicle, uncovered an additional bag of suspected methamphetamine. Officers reported the bag to be found on the floorboard of the vehicle hidden inside a popcorn bag.  The estimated weight of the highly addictive drug was found to be approximately 26 grams.

Both Angels and Risners, were charged with possession of schedule two methamphetamines for resale, trafficking schedule two meth, violation of the drug free school zone act, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and simple possession of marijuana, and are currently being held at the Scott County Justice Center with a 100,000 bond. All are set to go to court November 15, at 3p.m