Yosemite man arrested on lengthy list of drug, other charges

A Yosemite man was arrested on drug trafficking and other charges by Kentucky State Police in Russell Springs following a traffic stop late Sunday night, according to state police.

Just before 11 p.m. Sunday, KSP Trooper Jake Smith conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier on Rose Street in Russell Springs. The trooper had observed a passenger in the vehicle not wearing a seat belt.

During the stop, KSP learned that a passenger in the vehicle had a warrant for his arrest. The passenger was identified as Patrick Michael Sisco, age 37, of Yosemite. Sisco was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest. Due to his arrest, he was searched and the search produced suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana, and prescription medication pills. Also discovered during the search was a handgun and a large sum of cash.

In addition to his warrant, Sisco was arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center just before 1:30 a.m. Monday. Sisco faces charges of possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) first degree first offense, trafficking in a controlled substance first degree first offense (greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication of a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, menacing, and failure to wear seat belts.

Back in July of this year, Sisco was indicted by a Russell County Grand Jury on six counts of trafficking in a controlled substance first degree, trafficking in marijuana, and being a persistent felony offender.

The investigation continues by Trooper Jake Smith, who was was assisted at the scene by other KSP Troopers, the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, and the Russell Springs Police Department.