Kentucky State Police confiscates 17 pounds of marijuana at traffic stop

Posted at 10:31 AM, Jan 24, 2022

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop on I-65 Sunday night that led to the discovery of 17 pounds of marijuana.

KSP stopped a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu passenger car on the I-65 southbound exit ramp at the 94 mile-marker for traffic violations around 9 p.m. Sunday.

During the stop, KSP troopers observed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle being driven by Michael Davis, Jr, 31, of Pembroke Pines, CA. During a search of the vehicle, approximately 17 pounds of suspected marijuana was located. The suspected marijuana was discovered in a duffel bag and the spare tire area of the vehicle’s trunk.

Davis was arrested and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and was charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in Marijuana (> 5 lbs.) 1st Offense
  • Failure to or improper signal
  • License to be in possession
  • License plate not legible

The investigation is ongoing and being led by Trooper Alex Ware.