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4 Arrested on Drug Charges in Ohio County

Date of News Release: 10/12/2011

(Henderson, Ky.) -- Trooper Alan Lacy stopped a 2000 Olds Alero being driven by Benjamin J. Keiser for erratic driving after post had received a complaint that this vehicle was driving reckless and the occupants were possibly smoking marijuana. Trooper Lacy obtained consent to search and discovered three plastic bags of marijuana, two plastic bags of Clonazapam pills, various drug paraphernalia, several containers of alcohol, and $1401.00. Mr. Keiser and three other occupants (Chavez C. Byrd, Andrew R. Owen & George Michael Jewell Jr.) were arrested and lodged in ohio county jail.

Benjamin J. Keiser was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence, Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz) , Trafficking in controlled substance 3rd degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DUI, Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License, and Execution of Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Chavez C. Byrd was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence, Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz), Trafficking in Controlled Substance 3rd degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Andrew R. Owen was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence, Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz), Trafficking in Controlled Substance 3rd degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

George Michael Jewell Jr. was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence, Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz), Trafficking in Controlled Substance 3rd degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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