Drug interdiction team seeing success

By: Maisie Insko Email
By: Maisie Insko Email

They have only been together a week and already the drug interdiction team at Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London is seeing success.

Sunday night the team arrested two people, after a traffic stop on I-75 led them to two pounds of processed marijuana and twelve marijuana plants.

Just a few hours later they make another big discovery along the interstate and WYMT’s Maisie Insko was there to capture it all.

It may not look like this vehicle is doing anything wrong, but Trooper Ryan Loudermilk sees things differently.

And as troopers approach the car, they're senses tip them off to much more.

A search dog confirms what they believed they were smelling giving the officers probable cause to search the vehicle.

As they look through a duffle bag they find nearly thirteen thousand dollars which raises the trooper’s suspicion.

Although the officers did not find any drug paraphernalia the cash was seized making Captain Lyndol Miller glad he created the drug interdiction team.

"It is imperative that we free specific people to try and interdict criminals, drugs, and take them off the street,” Captain Miller said.

In a week’s time it seems they have done just that.

The driver of that vehicle is just cited for following the vehicle to closely.

Police say depending on the outcome of their court case, more charges could come.


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