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'Nervous' driver and passengers lead deputies to drugs

Evidence from the traffic stop (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Evidence from the traffic stop (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A traffic stop in McCracken County, Kentucky leads to two arrests and gets methamphetamine and simulated methamphetamine off the streets.

Deputies stopped the car early Friday morning.

According to the department, the driver and passengers in the car were nervous and did not have identification.

So, the officers asked for consent to search the car and the driver gave them permission.

During the search, deputies found several baggies with a crystal like substance inside.

A passenger, Michael Cash, 31, of Benton, Ky., admitted the baggies belonged to him but told deputies the baggies did not have methamphetamine in them. He claimed they contained a 'look alike.'

Field tests at the scene showed that two baggies did have methamphetamine. The other two contained simulated meth.

Cash was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and sell/transfer simulated controlled substance.

Another passenger in the car, Dustin Baldwin of Paducah, was arrested on two outstanding felony warrants.

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