Two men were arrested Monday night in Laurel County when officers found about 15 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of their car, according to police.
After pulling over a Chrysler 300 on Interstate 75 at about 8 p.m. for speeding, a vehicle enforcement officer saw cash and several pill bottles in plain view on the car’s console, according to Kentucky State Police.
Consent was given for a search of the car and a police dog alerted officers to the trunk, according to state police.
When officers opened the trunk, they found a large vacuum-sealed bag containing pressed marijuana, according to state police. Officers also found a bag containing $7,828.
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John W. Wells, 65, and Kevin E. Young, 41, both of Cincinnati were arrested after the search and charged with trafficking of more than 5 pounds of marijuana, according to state police.
Wells was also charged with speeding, failure to signal a lane change, failure to produce an insurance card and driving without a license.