LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is facing several drug charges after police stopped to talk to him as he was standing outside his vehicle.

According to the arrest report, it happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of north 44th Street. That's where officers noticed 37-year-old Gregory A. Bedford II standing outside a vehicle with the passenger door open. As officers pulled up, they say "Bedford abruptly sat down in the vehicle."

Police say officers "could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle" as they approached. While talking to Bedford, police say he "reached in his jacket pocket numerous times."

Bedford was asked to step out of the vehicle so officers could conduct a pat down search for weapons. That's when police say Bedford "immediately attempted to strike the officer with his elbow" and run away.

Bedford was unable to get away, however, and police got him under control. He allegedly admitted that he had spice (salvia) in his jacket pocket. Police say they did find salvia, along with a bag of marijuana and scales, in his jacket pocket. 

Police also allegedly found a baggie of approximately 25 xanax pills in Bedford's left shoe.

Because of the scales, the amount of drugs and the way they were packaged, the officer concluded that Bedford was a drug dealer.

Bedford now faces a number of charges including: trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of salvia, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.

He was being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $1,000 full cash bond.

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