LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Deputies in Nelson County arrested a man they found passed out in the driver's seat of a vehicle with drugs and a gun inside. 

Sheriff's deputies say 24-year-old Joseph Linton was unconscious when they stopped to check on him late Wednesday on Nelsonville Road near the Bluegrass Parkway ramp. Police say Linton woke up when they opened the vehicle's door.

That's when they found a pistol under his leg, and marijuana, meth and drug paraphernalia in the car. 

Linton is facing several charges, including trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

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