Trooper Jonathan M. Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 15LBS of Marijuana
Date of News Release: 09/09/2012
(Bowling Green, KY.) –- On Sunday, September 9, 2012, Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Jonathan Holbrook conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Lincoln Passenger Car for a seatbelt violation on I 65 in Hart County, Kentucky.
Master Trooper Holbrook detected a strong odor of processed marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver, Barbaro Perdomo (28) of Homestead, FL gave Master Trooper Holbrok consent to search the vehicle. A search was conducted on the vehicle which 15 lbs of marijuana was discovered.
Barbaro Perdomo and his passenger, Ricardo Perez Torres (50) of Miami, FL was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail.
Perdomo was charged with Failure to Wear Seatbelt and Trafficking Marijuana over 5 lbs. and Perez Torres was charged with Trafficking Marijuana over 5 lbs.
The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Master Trooper Jonathan Holbrook. He was assisted on scene by Trooper Joel Huff, Trooper Ronnie Reynolds and Hart County Deputy Sheriff Raymond "Bucky" Day.