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Drug Arrest Near Manchester, KY

Date of News Release: 04/11/2005

(LONDON, KY) - On 04/09/2005 at approximately 1021 hours Troopers Jason O'bannon and Coby Smith conducted a traffic stop 10 miles east of Manchester on KY 472. During the traffic stop consent to search was obtained and approximately 30 pounds of marijuana and $1600.00 dollars in cash was seized from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, 54 year old Thomas Effler of Old Fort, North Carolina was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds and lodge in the Clay County Detention Center.

Also assisting at the scene was Troopers Barry Blair, Nick Metcalf, Lafe Owens and K-9 "Rex" and Sgt. Jack Riley.

The investigation continues by Trooper Jason O'bannon.

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