TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Post 11 Criminal Interdiction Team Activities in Laurel County
Date of News Release: 01/23/12
(LONDON, KY.) –- On Monday, January 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM the Kentucky State Police Post 11 Criminal Interdiction Team made a traffic stop on a 2012 Ford Taurus passenger vehicle, for traffic violations, on Interstate 75 in Laurel County.
Upon talking to the driver and passenger of the vehicle, officers learned the vehicle was a rental car and the two occupants had conflicting statements, as to their travel history.
Upon further investigation, and the utilization of a canine, a search was conducted where a large sum of cash was located hidden in the trunk of the vehicle.
The driver was cited with Speeding and Following another vehicle to close. The money was seized pending further investigation into the incident.
Involved in the traffic stop was KSP Sergeant Lafe Owens, Trooper Ryan Loudermilk, Trooper Jason McCowan (KSP Canine Section) and Laurel County Chief Deputy Eddie Sizemore.