Drug Bust

Jul 16, 2012 6:01 AM

Police In Rockcastle County Find Pot During Traffic Stop

Police in Rockcastle County say they found about a pound of marijuana inside a car during a traffic stop along I-75 Sunday night.

Officers say they found the pot, along with a half-ounce of cocaine, during a search of the Toyota Camry.

Police arrested the driver, Joshua A. Ruch, 27, of Newton, N.C. He faces several charges, including trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), tampering with physical evidence and DUI.

Police also arrested Jennifer N. Starnes, 27, of Conover, N.C. She faces several drug related charges.

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