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Shelby County Man Gets Fifteen Years On Drug Charges

Date of News Release: 10/01/2007

(Frankfort, KY) - On Saturday, October 15, 2005, Trooper First Class Hunter Martin made a traffic stop on I-64 in Shelby County. Further investigation and subsequent prosecution would lead to a Shelby County man getting a fifteen-year jail sentence on September 27, 2007 in Jefferson County Circuit Court.

During the traffic stop on October 15, 2005, one pound of marijuana valued at $1,000.00 was found inside the speeding vehicle. The seizure lead to a controlled delivery by Kentucky State Police Post 12 Frankfort at the El Tropical Bar in Shelbyville, KY. Juan Fraire Vazquez of Shelbyville was arrested, and a sizeable amount of cocaine was seized from the El Tropical Bar.

The Kentucky State Police investigation continued, and later led Troopers into Jefferson County. Inside a garage on Grade Lane, the Kentucky State Police seized one kilo of methamphetamine valued at $100,000.00. Kentucky State Police charged Juan Fraire Vazquez with trafficking in methaphenmine in Jefferson County.

On September 27, 2007, at the conclusion of a three-day trial in Jefferson County, Juan Fraire Vazquez was convicted and received a fifteen-year jail sentence.

The aforementioned routine traffic stop lead to multiple undercover drug seizures. The Kentucky State Police encourages the public to report any suspected drug activity to our anonymous drug tip-line at 1-800-DOPETIP.

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