While the detectives took pride in confiscating eight bricks of compressed marijuana, liquid marijuana, drug money and packaging supplies, Murdoch insisted their work had only just begun.
The couple's arrest followed a consented search of their vehicle in which detectives located a secret stash.
Joshua Ford (Source: LMDC)
Lesa Nelson (Source: LMDC)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A pair of
out-of-towners landed behind bars in Louisville after a traffic stop turned
drug bust late Sunday night near Okolona.
Lt. Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt
County Task Force said police arrested Colorado residents Joshua Ford, 34, and
Lesa Nelson, 32, Sunday night at the intersection of Kurtz Avenue and Normie
Lane on charges of trafficking marijuana.
According to Murdoch, the
couple's arrest followed a consented search of their vehicle in which
detectives located a secret stash.
"They found some liquid
marijuana inside his vehicle," said Lt. Murdoch.
The liquid marijuana, Murdoch
said, is often used in e-cigarette vapor pens to mask the drug's odor. Seizing
the liquid marijuana during the search prompted detectives to call for backup.
"With the assistance of
Jefferson County Sheriff Department's K-9 Unit, they were able to come out and
do a search on the vehicle and they found inside the speaker box they found
eight pounds of mid-grade marijuana with a street value of $16,000," said
The bust, according to Murdoch,
is linked to a Multi State Major Case Investigation centered around the
distribution of marijuana. Murdoch said the seven month case continued to
"Unfortunately with Colorado
and Washington legalizing marijuana this has made it to where people think they
can go out there and get marijuana and bring it back here," said Murdoch.
However, that is not the case.
Murdoch reminded marijuana, in any form, remained illegal in the Commonwealth.
"The problem a lot of times
with drug cases is we know what's going on but it's hard to actually make that
arrest," said Murdoch.
While the detectives took pride
in confiscating eight bricks of compressed marijuana, liquid marijuana, drug
money and packaging supplies, Murdoch insisted their work had only just begun.
"This was just a spin
off," said Murdoch. "This wasn't even the major part of the
According to Murdoch, the
investigation is ongoing and detectives expect to make dozens more arrests.
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