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POLICE: 20 lbs. of pot found in bongo drum at Greyhound bus station

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Ekaterina Yakhina (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Ekaterina Yakhina (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they have arrested a woman after she and her boyfriend showed up at a local bus depot and tried to claim a bongo drum -- filled with approximately 20 lbs. of high-grade marijuana -- as their own property.

It happened on Wednesday, Feb. 5, just before 8 p.m., according to an arrest report.

Police say they received a warrant to search the drum while at the Greyhound bus lot at the corner of 7th Street and W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Ekaterina Yakhina, age 26, was detained by police, but her boyfriend -- who is not identified in the arrest report -- ran away. Both had been passengers on a bus that stopped at the lot.

Police say Yakhina told them that her "fleeing boyfriend" was in the country illegally. Yakhina had a Russian identity card in her possession, according to police. Police say they do not know her address, but the bus Yakhina and her boyfriend arrived on originated out of California.

Yakhina was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana.

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