On Saturday, December 8, 2018 at approximately 11:37pmCT, KSP Trooper Clint Bale was on routine patrol 8 miles north of Columbia on Ky 55N when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2001 Dodge Dakota for a traffic violation. The Columbia Police Department’s canine unit arrived and alerted on the passenger side of the vehicle. Trooper Bale searched the side of the vehicle where 26 year old Tara Corbin of Columbia, KY was seated and located several small plastic bags, with one containing a white powdered substance suspected to be methamphetamine.
Trooper Bale arrested and charged Corbin with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1stdegree 1st offense (drug unspecified) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Corbin was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. A short time after Trooper Bale left the jail, he was notified by jail staff that a glass smoke pipe had been located on Corbin. Corbin received an additional charge of Promoting Contraband 1st degree. Trooper Bale was assisted on the scene by the Columbia Police Department.