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Madison Storm Phillips

JULIAN — A routine traffic stop on U.S.119 in Julian led to drug charges for a Phelps, Kentucky, woman on April 23.

Madison Storm Phillips, 21, was charged with possession of fentanyl and possession of a controlled substance, according to a criminal complaint prepared by Trooper M.R. Miller.

According to the report, the trooper was conducting routine road patrol and via radar, picked up a Mitsubishi Eclipse traveling at 80 mph in a 65 mph zone. He initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle and the officer noticed small pieces of aluminum foil and the strong odor of marijuana emitting from the car, according to the report.

The report states that the driver advised the officer that he was smoking THC wax from his vape smoking device.

According to the report, the officer made contact with the accused, who was a rear-seat passenger, and after verbal permission from the driver, the officer conducted a probable cause inventory search of the vehicle and located a black Nike bag in the rear seat containing residue of smoked heroin and a small piece of aluminum foil containing white powder fentanyl.

The report states that the accused advised the officer that everything in the bag belonged to her and identified the white powdery substance as fentanyl. Additionally, the complaint states that the accused told the officer that she had marijuana in her bra and the officer took the handcuffs off so the accused could remove the marijuana from underneath her shirt.

Phillips was held at Southwestern Regional Jail with bond-relation information unavailable.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at or at 304-307-2401.

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