POLICE: Four men arrested on I-264 after 10 lbs. of meth found
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office say they've arrested four out-of-state residents after they were found in a vehicle with approximately 10 pounds of crystal meth.
According to arrest reports, police stopped a white Ford on I-264 westbound, near Cane Run Road, on Monday, Nov. 4, just before 5 p.m., after the driver was allegedly driving 67 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Police say the driver, 32-year-old Joseph Shugrue, of Kansas City, Mo., was driving the vehicle on a suspended Missouri driver's license.
Two other men were in the vehicle according to arrest reports: 33-year-old Abraham Gallegos of Olathe, Kansas (the owner of the vehicle), 50-year-old Lewis J. Saale of Kansas City, Kansas and 29-year-old Daniel Hindman of Kansas City, Mo.
Police say Shugrue gave them permission to search the vehicle, but Gallegos, the owner of the vehicle, refused to allow it.
A search warrant was obtained, and a drug dog made signals of possible drugs, both on the inside and outside the vehicle, according to police. While searching the vehicle, police allegedly found 10 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in the rear side tool box of the vehicle.
All four men were arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance. Shugrue was also charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended operator's license and speeding.
Officers requested high bonds on the four men, due to the possibility of "flight risk" and the amount of narcotics allegedly found, according to the arrest reports.
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