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Arrest Made after a Traffic Stop on I-24 in Lyon County

Date of News Release: 02/22/2014

(Hickory, KY.) - On Friday, February 21, 2014 Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper T. J. Williams conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the 45 mile marker on Interstate 24 in Lyon County. The vehicle was stopped for a registration violation, and during a roadside interview, the driver admitted to having a small amount of marijuana which he had allegedly obtained in Colorado claiming to be from a medical prescription. During a search of the vehicle, a safe was discovered in the trunk containing 10.5 ounces of hydroponic marijuana. The driver, Justin Stelter (30) of Grand Junction, Colorado, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana (8 oz. to 5 lbs), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Liability Insurance and Improper Registration. He was lodged in the Caldwell County Jail. A passenger, Matthew Barnes, of Cedar Bluff, Alabama was cited into court for Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and Prescription- Controlled Substance Not in a Proper Container.