TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Drug Investigation and Arrest in Laurel County
Date of News Release: 01/23/12
(LONDON, KY.) –- On January 22, 2012, at 11:01 pm, the Kentucky State Police Post 11 Criminal Interdiction Team Sgt. Lafe Owens, Tpr. Ryan Loudermilk, Tpr. Michael King and Tpr. Jason McCowan (Canine handler Kentucky State Police Special Operations) conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe northbound Interstate 75 near the 48 mile marker. Upon stop, troopers observed a strong odor of burnt and processed marijuana. Kentucky State Police canine located two pounds of processed marijuana hidden inside a large speaker box, and hand searching located a box that contained approximately twelve marijuana plants in red solo cups.
Arrested; Douglas Andre Rice, 24 of Michigan was arrested on the charges of DUI, Trafficking of Marijuana, Cultivating Marijuana, Possession Marijuana and other traffic related charges. Also, Marlon Washington, 23 of North Carolina was arrested on drug related charges. Both subjects were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.