Vehicle search produces drugs, handgun and more than $12K

Vehicle search produces drugs, handgun and more than $12K
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BALLARD COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Deputies in Ballard County, Kentucky stopped a vehicle and seized several items on Saturday, June 15.

Officials said it happened around 10:30 p.m. They stopped a vehicle while conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on US 51 North at the edge of Wickliffe.

The driver Gregory Brown was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of Marijuana (firearm enhanced)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs/Alch/Etc 1st Off. (aggravated)
  • Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz.) {firearm enhanced}

Deputies said a Ford truck came through that smelled of marijuana.

According to deputies, when they searched the vehicle several containers were found with suspected marijuana, with rolling papers and a grinder.

Deputies said they also found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun and over $12,000 in cash.

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