Four arrested on drug charges in traffic stop

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By Shane Farley
January 31, 2014 - 6:19:01 pm

Four local residents were arrested early this morning when a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs, Ark City police said.

Officers stopped a vehicle in the 1400 block of E. Madison and made contact with the driver, Derek Fulton, 23, of Ark City. Police determined him to be driving under the influence.

Fulton refused both a preliminary breath test and a chemical test, when officers requested he take them.

Police began to inventory the contents of the vehicle, which was about to be towed because Fulton had no proof of insurance. It was then, according to a report, that officers uncovered meth, a small amount of pot, and prescription pills not in their proper container.

Amy Walls, 39, of rural Cowley County, Ashley Lile, 22, and Ryan Skiles, 23, both of Ark City, were booked into jail for possession of meth, pot and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

All had bond set at $11,000. Lile posted bond and was released. Walls and Skiles remained in the county jail Friday afternoon, according to a jail spokesperson.

Fulton faces similar drug-related charges and also charges for DUI, refusing testing, no proof of insurance and having an illegal tag.

His bond was set at $13,900, he posted it and was released.

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