Traffic stop leads to drug bust

When police searched John Nicholson's car last week, they found over $800 in cash, various items of drug paraphernalia and 30 grams of heroin.

When police searched John Nicholson’s car last week, they found over $800 in cash, various items of drug paraphernalia and 30 grams of heroin.

JOHN NICHOLSON

JOHN NICHOLSON

STEPHEN LUNSFORD

STEPHEN LUNSFORD

Robert Moore
Herald Staff
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A routine traffic stop led to one of the biggest heroin busts in Harrodsburg.

At 5:01 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, police stopped a black 2003 Mercury Mountaineer on the U.S. 127 Bypass near U.S. 68 East.

A routine check let officers know both occupants of the SUV had outstanding warrants against them for failure to appear. The driver, John Tyler Nicholson, 19, of Nicholasville, had a Fayette County warrant while his passenger, Stephen Tyler Lunsford, 25, of Lexington, had a Garrard County warrant.

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