Loretto man ordered to stay out of LaRue County

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A traffic stop last June has resulted in one man being sentenced to six years and another ordered to stay out of LaRue County.
LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the driver, William Howard Thompson, 54, of Loretto was driving erratically that day when he pulled him over.
A search of the vehicle turned up drugs and a firearm.
Thompson and his passenger, Jason R. Davis, 33, of Magnolia, implicated each other in the discovery.
Davis was found guilty March 21 in LaRue Circuit Court of convicted felon in possession of a handgun; enhancement, manufacturing methamphetamine; unlawful possession of meth precursor; enhancement, use or possession of meth precursor; possession of marijuana; and complicity, possession of defaced firearm.
Besides being ordered to serve six years, he was fined $185. He was credited for 265 days served.
Thompson faced numerous counts including operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, prescription (controlled substance) not in original container, first offense; possession of defaced handgun; possession of handgun by convicted felon; possession of marijuana; and unlawful possession of meth precursor, first offense.
He was found guilty only of convicted felon in possession of a handgun and sentenced to two years diversion. He was ordered also to pay court costs.
LaRue Circuit Judge Charles C. Simms III ordered him to stay out of the county during the diversion period.