December 5, 2023

Liberty man arrested in neighboring Wayne County

A Liberty man was arrested in neighboring Wayne County on gun and drug charges on Sunday morning, according to the Monticello Police Department.

Ronnie Weddle, age 64, was pulled over by Monticello police pulled over just off of KY-1275 North in the Cumberland Crossing area after running a stop sign and other traffic violations.

During the investigation, the officer said Weddle had an expired driver’s license could not produce valid proof of insurance.

Following a subsequent search of the Chevy S-10 truck Weddle was driving, police said they found more than four grams of meth, marijuana, digital scales, two guns and cash, including counterfeit money.

Weddle was arrested and taken to the Wayne County Detention Center.

He faces several charges, including drug trafficking (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, forgery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.