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2 men charged with drug trafficking after accident

Police in a Kentucky town have reported that two men were taken into custody on narcotics possession and trafficking charges on the morning of Nov. 3 at the site of a motor vehicle accident that closed down the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 for several hours. Officers say that they approached the men because they were acting in a suspicious manner. Witnesses are said to have told the officers that as well.

The multi-vehicle accident took place at approximately 6:45 a.m. in Bullitt County. Initial reports indicate that injuries were minor. After noticing the two individuals acting strangely, police officers say that they called in a K9 unit to assist them as they checked the accident scene and surrounding area for anything that appeared unusual.

The resulting search is said to have led to the discovery of a large backpack in a grassy area. Inside the backpack, officers say that they discovered about a pound of a substance thought to be methamphetamine, two rifles and an undisclosed amount of cash. The two men were taken into custody at the scene on felony drug trafficking counts. They have also been charged with possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

When two individuals are taken into custody in connection with a cache of seized drugs, prosecutors may make a generous plea offer to one of them in return for evidence that could be used against the other. When confronted with such a situation in a case involving serious drug offenses, experienced criminal defense attorneys may anticipate this approach and encourage defendants to step forward and take advantage of the proffered deal.

Source: WDRB, "2 arrested after drugs, guns found when crash shuts down I-65 South in Bullitt Co.", Nov. 3, 2018

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