ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (FOX 56) – Kentucky State Police reported a traffic stop led to the confiscation of 17 lbs. of marijuana.

According to police, the traffic stop occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, on I-65 in Elizabethtown.

Police stopped the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu being driven by 31-year-old Michael Davis Jr. of Pembroke Pines, California on the I-65 southbound exit ramp at mile marker 94.

State troopers report observing a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle while performing the routine stop.

Upon searching the vehicle, 17 lbs. of marijuana were located in a duffel bag and spare tire area of the trunk.

Davis was arrested, taken to the Hardin County Detention Center, and charged with:

  • Trafficking in marijuana (> 5 lbs.) – 1st offense
  • Failure to or improper signal
  • License to be in possession
  • License plate not legible