Trooper Jonathan Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Felony Arrest in Warren County
Date of News Release: 03/19/2011
(Bowling Green, Ky.) -- On March 18, 2011, at 7:36 P.M., Trooper Daren Phelps with the Kentucky State Police, Post 3 responded to US 68 to assist the Bowling Green Police Department with traffic control. While informing motorist of the traffic delay, Trooper Phelps made contact with a vehicle operated by Joshua Lamastus, age 20, of 197 A Maria Drive, Bowling Green, KY. While speaking to Mr. Lamastus, Trooper Phelps detected a strong chemical odor coming from the vehicle. Consent to search was given by Mr. Lamastus. The search of the vehicle yielded 2.2 lbs of marijuana and a firearm. Joshua Lamastus and his passenger, Derrick W. Herald, age 21, of 1357 Slim Island Road, Bowling Green, KY, were arrested and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. Mr. Lamastus and Mr. Herald are both charged with Trafficking in Marijuana 8 oz. or more, but less than 5 lbs. and Possession of Marijuana. The investigation is still ongoing and is being lead by Trooper Daren Phelps. Trooper Phelps was assisted at the scene by Trooper Derek Grant.