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GEORGIA MAN ARRESTED IN KENTUCKY AFTER KSP TROOPERS DISCOVER FIREARMS, METH AND 120 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA DURING TRAFFIC STOP ON INTERSTATE 65

JOSE GARCIA

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY — The Kentucky State Police is reporting that an early morning traffic stop on I-65 lead to the discovery of 120 pounds of Marijuana.

On Saturday morning February 5, 2022 at approximately 1:04 A.M. KSP Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 KIA Sorento passenger car on I-65 after observing the vehicle driving the wrong way on the I-65 southbound exit ramp at the 91 mile marker. 

During the stop, troopers observed a strong smell of Marijuana coming from the vehicle being driven by Jose Mariano Garcia, age 47 of Lawrenceville, GA.

During a search of the vehicle, approximately 120 pounds of suspected Marijuana was located.  The suspected Marijuana was discovered in three large boxes and a duffel bag.

Also discovered during the search was suspected Methamphetamine and two handguns.

Jose Garcia was arrested and charged with:

  • Trafficking in Marijuana (> 5 lbs.), 1st Offense
  • Possession of controlled substance 1st degree, Methamphetamine
  • Improper turn-driving on a limited access highway
  • Careless driving
  • Possession of a Handgun by a convicted felon

This individual was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and is currently being held on a $25,000.00 CASH bond with a court date set for Friday, February 18, 2022 at 1:15 P.M.

Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Hardin County Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Dillon Spencer.

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