Traffic stop by local authorities turns into drug bust

Published 10:21 am Wednesday, May 3, 2023

A routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust in Jessamine County last Friday.

The Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release that the search of a vehicle containing two individuals, Jordan Rector and Jennifer Comstoch, allegedly yielded an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and $10,000 in electronic equipment reported stolen from a store in Lexington.

The release states that Rector was arrested and charged with one count of receiving stolen property over $10,000 and a probation violation. Comstoch was arrested and charged with one count of trafficking in a controlled substance.

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Rector is currently listed as an inmate at the Jessamine County Detention Center with a $10,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 8 and 11.

As of Thursday, Comstoch was not listed as an inmate, nor did she have any court dates scheduled, according to the Kentucky Court of Justice’s website.

Detectives from the Nicholasville Police Department assisted the Sheriff’s Office, according to the release.

The release also states, “The Sheriff’s Office and the Nicholasville Police Department perform traffic stops as part of routine criminal and drug interdiction operations. These operations are part of the agencies’ ongoing combined efforts to curb crime and the flow of narcotics into Jessamine County.”