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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Trafficking Charges

Date of News Release: 06/10/2012

(London, KY) -- On Saturday June 9th 2012 around 8 P.M Officer Mike Hamblin with the Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement stopped a 2012 Lincoln Mark VIII passenger car for speeding near the 36 mile marker in London Kentucky.

During the investigative stop, Hamblin learned that the operator 49 year old Michael T. Osborne of Lexington was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Upon receiving consent to search Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Laundry Collett and his K-9 partner Medusa conducted a free air sniff around the vehicle with a positive alert to the trunk.

After the K-9 alert a complete search of the vehicle found a fully loaded .380 caliber semi automatic pistol, a small baggy of marijuana located behind the driver seat along with another duffle bag in the trunk containing several individually wrapped baggies of marijuana.

Osborne was arrested with out incident and charged with Speeding, DUI, Carrying a Concealed deadly weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Trafficking in Marijuana 8oz to 5 lbs. Osborne was lodged in the Laurel Co Detention Center.

Assisting on scene: CVE K-9 Officer Landry Collett and K-9 Medusa. Officer Hamblin continues the investigation.

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