Springfield, KY (January 5, 2022) On January 4th, 2022 at approximately 11:10 AM Trooper Daniel Mann conducted a traffic stop on a 1997 GMC pickup for a traffic violation. Upon contact with the operator, Jair Cruz, age 24 of Murfreesboro, TN Tpr. Mann discovered Cruz did not have a valid driver license and appeared to be very nervous. Tpr. James Ford arrived to assist. Consent to search the vehicle was given and Troopers located over 23 pounds of packaged marijuana. Cruz was arrested and charged with speeding 15 MPH over the speed limit, no operator’s license, and trafficking in marijuana > 5 lbs, 1st offense. Cruz was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.
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