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drugarrest 300 aCADIZ, Ky. (6/12/14) — Three men were charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – First Degree after a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine was found in their vehicle.

Kentucky State Police Senior Trooper T.J. Williams stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on I-24 at the Cadiz exit Thursday around 11:17 a.m.

A roadside investigation determined none of the occupants possessed a driver’s license. Trooper Williams could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. KSP K-9 Troopers Brad Ramsey and Mike Sandbrink were called to assist at the scene along with the Cadiz Police Department and Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force.

The KSP K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs inside the vehicle. Officers found approximately five grams of packaged marijuana on the driver’s floorboard. Officer also found a black gym bag in the trunk containing two large plastic wrapped packages that contained 2.2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.

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The street value of the crystal methamphetamine is approximately $100,000. When the suspects were advised they were under arrest, the driver fled on foot but was apprehended a short distance later.

Arrested by Trooper Williams were:

  • Marcos Meza-Carmona, 27, of Omaha, Nebraska. He was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – First Degree; and Fleeing/Evading Police – Second Degree

  • Raul T. Shaec, 21, of Omaha, Nebraska. He was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – First Degree; and Possession of Marijuana

  • Carmona G. Meza, 24, of Palatine, Illinois. He was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – First Degree.
All three men were lodged in the Christian County Jail.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Sgt. Scott Brown

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