Two arrested on drug trafficking charges

By Katie Roach | 

Two people are behind bars today after a two month investigation led police to find a large amount of marijuana.

Police also found other items that led police to charge the two with drug trafficking.

Two months of investigations led police to find "over 50 pounds of marijuana, a large amount of cash, and weapons," said Tony Watts with Kentucky State Police.

Around 2:45 p.m. Monday afternoon, Fred Napier, Jr. of Clayhole, Kentucky was pulled over by police with a K-9 unit.

"The dog alerted on the vehicle and contraband was found on the vehicle," said Watts.

Police say investigations led them to perform search warrants on this home where they found the 50 pounds of marijuana.

Fred Napier, Jr. and Juan Manuel Perez Neito of Alcoa, Tennessee were then arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana over five pounds, and police say there could be additional charges after more investigation.

Tony Watts with Kentucky State Police says drugs affect everyone in the community.

"It's very important that we fight this drug war in our communities," said Watts.

He says there are a few key signs that illegal drug activity might be going on in your neighborhood.

"If you have a lot of traffic coming in and out of a single residence and it's on a daily basis and they are all strange vehicles or out of state vehicles," said Watts.

Watts says blacked out windows on a house are another sign of drug trafficking.

If you suspect any illegal drug activity, police encourage you to make an anonymous call to 1-800-DOPETIP.

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