Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect spelling of Williams’ first name. The actual spelling is Isaiah, and the story has been corrected. We apologize for the error.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) — Authorities said two law enforcement units in Jessamine County teamed up to catch a man suspected of trafficking drugs.

The Nicholasville Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit and the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit said an operation was conducted on Monday in an effort to curb narcotics trafficking.

Authorities said during the operation, officers observed an individual driving without a seat belt. Officers conducted a traffic stop to find that the driver, now identified as 21-year-old Isaiah Williams, was driving without a valid license, just a learner’s permit.

Isaiah Williams (Jessamine County Detention Center)

According to court records, the arresting officer asked Williams to exit the vehicle and if he was in possession of drugs or weapons. Williams told police he had “14 grams of cocaine in his pocket and a gun”.


Williams was placed under arrest and lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), failure to wear a seatbelt, and instructional permit violations.