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Traffic stop leads to arrest of Louisville man on drug charges

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police arrested a Louisville man earlier this week after they say he was driving recklessly and had drugs in his car.

According to an arrest report, police found the drugs during a traffic stop on Story Avenue just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

That's where police say they saw 29-year-old James R. Shultz swerving in and out of traffic without signaling and "traveling at a high rate of speed near the Swift (packing) plant where many employees cross the road."

Police say Shultz did not immediately pull over, and was uncooperative once he stopped. A K9 unit responded to the scene and drug-sniffing dog alerted officers that the vehicle contained contraband.

While searching the car, officers say they found "a large undetermined amount" of cash in the center console, as well as a Styrofoam cup with two bags containing heroin. Police say Shultz had placed the heroin in the cup, which contained soda, to conceal or destroy it.

Police also found codeine inside a Welch's grape juice container under the driver's seat. Police say they found more cash in Shultz's pockets.

Shultz has been charged with trafficking heroin, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance, and reckless driving.

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