TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Drug Arrest Made on Interstate 24
Date of News Release: 03/18/2005
(Mayfield, KY.) - While working criminal patrol on interstate 24, Trooper T. J. Williams stopped a 1999 U-haul van driven by Steven Schneider. Mr. Schneider was stopped for following to close to another vehicle. Trooper Williams became suspicious and asked for and received consents to search the vehicle. After the subsequent search Trooper T. J. Williams discovered a vacuum-sealed bag in a perfume box containing a 1.6 pound brick of marijuana. Also discovered were a small glass container of cocaine, a bag of marijuana and other items of drug paraphernalia.
At that time Steven Schneider of Eagle, Wisconsin was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana 8 oz to 5 lbs., possession of a controlled substance 1st degree cocaine, 2nd offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Trooper Williams was assisted by Trooper Mike Turnbow and his Canine, Aaron.