A Kentucky man is facing felony drug charges after State Highway Patrol troopers seized approximately two pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $4,500, following a traffic stop in Hancock County.
According to a release from the State Highway Patrol, troopers stopped a 2008 Mitsubishi Laser with Kentucky registration for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 75 near milepost 157 at 4:10 a.m.
Troopers observed criminal indicators and a Hancock County drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed two bags of marijuana in the vehicle's trunk, the release states.
The driver, Justin Jones, 21, of Burlington, Ky., was incarcerated at the Hancock County Justice Center and charged with possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony.
If convicted, he could face up to 12 months in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.