Tip leads to felony drug arrest

A Kentucky man faces a felony in Brown County after police received a tip about a possible drug deal and found methamphetamine in his wallet.

At around 6 p.m. June 23, police stopped a vehicle on State Road 46 which was reported as being involved in a drug deal in front of a nearby hotel.

K9 officer Biker alerted on the vehicle. Inside, police found a wallet belonging to Michael S. House, 34, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, who was a passenger, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

Inside the wallet was a baggie corner that had been tied. The substance inside field-tested positive for methamphetamine. House told police he had not see the baggie before, the affidavit said.

House said another person in the vehicle put the baggie in there, but that person denied doing so.

House was taken to the Brown County jail. On July 5, he was charged with possession of a narcotic drug, a Level 6 felony.