2 Calif. men arrested after Louisville police allegedly find nearly 100 pounds of pot during traffic stop
Two California men were arrested Thursday after police say they found more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two California men were arrested Thursday after police say they found more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.
According to the arrest report, police stopped a car that appeared to be drifting into the "fog line" in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 near the 16 milemarker. Police say the driver, 26-year-old Cain Soto-Guzman, did not have a driver's license.
After a K9 indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle, police searched it and found "close to 100 pounds of marijuana concealed both in a suitcase and in the trunk, and in the spare tire compartment" of the vehicle.
Police say they also found a small amount of cocaine in a jacket pocket, and suspected meth hidden in folded currency under the seat of the passenger, 19-year-old Ulises Soto.
Police say Soto-Guzman admitted the two were bringing the marijuana from California to Louisville.
Soto is charged with trafficking in marijuana over five pounds, and possession of a controlled substance. Soto-Guzman is charged with possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, careless driving, and driving without a license. Bonds for both men were set at $25,000.
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