A man caught with painkillers hidden in his rectum after being arrested for driving under the influence was sentenced Friday to five years of probation.
Frankfort Police stopped Jeffrey West on Holmes Street near State Stadium in March 2011 because his headlights were off.
After he failed a field sobriety test, officers arrested West for driving under the influence.
Once West arrived at the jail, officers discovered a bag with 116 oxycodone 30mg, 34 oxycodone 15mg, 32 Xanax, one hydrocodone 10mg and assorted Percocet and oxycodone pills hidden between his buttocks.
West was convicted for trafficking in oxycodone within 1,000 yards of a school, promoting contraband, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to illuminate headlights.
West had been convicted in Franklin Circuit Court on four counts of trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and four counts of wanton endangerment in October 2003, and trafficking in a controlled substance in August 2004.
West’s attorney, Ted Shouse, argued that probation would be the best option for West because he realized his previous actions were childish.
Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd sentenced West to five years probation, but warned him the court would have low tolerance on him.
“Mr. West, this is not your first rodeo,” Shepherd said. “This is something you need to take very seriously.”
By Lindsey Erdody
The State Journal