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KSP: Traffic safety check leads to drug arrest

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Russell Springs, KY - On August 29th, 2021 at approximately 10:25 PM Trooper Austin Cornett was conducting a traffic safety check on HWY 80 and Owenstown School Road in Russell county when he came in contact with a 49 year old Russell County man operating a 2019 GMC pickup.

Tpr. Cornett noticed the driver appeared to be impaired and a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in Troopers locating a marijuana joint, approximately two ounces of suspected methamphetamine, several ziploc bags of marijuana, a digital scale, glass pipes, and over $10,000 cash.

Daniel Nelson of Russell Springs was was arrested and charged with DUI 1st, failure to notify address change to the department of transportation, trafficking in a marijuana > 8 ounces, trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to produce insurance card. Nelson was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

This story was posted on 2021-08-30 14:50:48
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