Traffic stop leads to 100-pound pot bust on I-64
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two men are facing charges after police found 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Thursday.
At about 2:30 p.m., an LMPD officer noticed a gray Chrysler 300 drifting onto the fog line on Interstate 64, just east of the Hurtsborne Parkway exit.
The driver, Cain Soto-Guzman, 26, did not have a valid driver's license, according to his arrest report.
Soto-Guzman gave police permission to search the vehicle. A K9 dog was already at the scene with a detective and was used for an outside air sniff. The K9 alerted on the car, according to the report.
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While searching the car, the detective found 100 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase in the trunk and the spare tire compartment.
Police also found a small bindle of cocaine in a jacket and what they believe was methamphetamine hidden in folded money under the passenger seat.
The passenger in the car, Ulises Soto, 19, told police he and the driver were transporting marijuana from California to Louisville.
Both men are charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. Cain Soto-Guzman is also charged with careless driving and having no license.
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