BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Bullitt County Drug Task Force says Jamel Bishop, a local rapper, was arrested on Friday after a traffic stop in Louisville.
He had been under surveillance and investigation, but that stop, and a visit to his Hillview Home, led to a large bust.
Investigators say they found 8 pounds of marijuana valued at $32,000. There was also more than $30,000 in cash.
"Even in his songs, he sings about selling dro -- which is referring to hydroponic marijuana -- so he still refers to it even in the songs he writes, kind of bold that he would do that," Captain Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office said.
The Task Force also seized jewelry.
"The Rolex watch alone, we're showing to be a $48,000 value. The jewelry including the gold chain and the bracelet was around $50,000. That's a scrap price," Murdoch said.
The bust also involved seizing a 2015 GMC, a 2015 Cadillac and a 2014 Audi.
Bishop is now charged with trafficking marijuana.
"He also had numerous charges for cocaine trafficking including currently being on federal supervised probation for drug trafficking," Murdoch said. "He is obviously a danger to the community and will continue to re-offend in our opinion."
He was released from Metro Corrections on a $1,000 full cash bond that is upsetting investigators.
"Obviously, a surprise when someone with that kind of history. I believe we saw 13 charges of cocaine in the past, obviously some were dismissed," said Murdoch.
The Sheriff's Office says Bishop could be tied to other suspects. His arrest was part of a multi-state case involving the distribution of marijuana.
"This is a person who has a part time job at an auto parts store, yet he has $30,000 cash, brand new vehicles."
The Sheriff's Office says more charges against Bishop are pending.
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