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Possession of Marijuana

Date of News Release: Thursday, 7/02/2004

Investigation Officer: Trooper T.J. Williams
Other Officer/Agency: Trooper Mike Turnbow and K-9 Arron, Trooper Chris Anderson

Time: 10:58AM
Charge(s): Improper Registration, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DUI -Drugs 1st

Location: I-24, 13 miles East of Kuttawa

Name: Jonathan Cullison
Race: White
Age: 32
Sex: M
Address: Indianapolis, IN

Name: Ryan Matherne
Race: White
Age: 20
Sex: M
Address: Bowling Green, KY

(Lyon County, KY) - On 7-2-04, troopers were utilizing drug interdiciton patrol on I-24 in Lyon County. Trooper T.J. Williams observed a vehicle traveling East with improper registration plates. The vehicle was stopped and while speaking with the occupants, troopers ask if there were any illegal substances in the vehicle. The driver, identified as Jonathan Cullison admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle. With the assistance of KSP K-9 Aaron, troopers found approximatley 1/4 pound of marijuan in a bag in the back seat. Troopers also found drug paraphernalia in the trunk of the vehicle. Cullison was arrested and charged with Improper Registration Plates, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and DUI-Drugs 1st offense. A passenger in the vehicle, Ryan Matherne, 20, of Bowling Green as arrested and charged with Public Intoxication. The invesigation is continuing by Trooper T.J. Williams.

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