drug arrest marijuana 01 300HENDERSON Ky. (12/15/17) — Henderson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Stefon Douglas reported making a routine traffic stop just after midnight Friday that resulted in felony drug trafficking charges.

Driver Mya Yafia, 19 of Lilburn, Georgia, was allegedly clocked speeding along U.S. 41 North heading southbound.

When deputies approached the vehicle, Yafia said she was not aware of the speed limit, and wasn’t paying attention, HCSO reported. Deputy Douglas indicated a strong odor of marijuana was coming from inside the vehicle during the traffic stop. The driver and passenger were asked to exit the vehicle. After investigating, deputies found a substance believed to be marijuana.

Deputies reported finding a duffel bag inside the trunk of the vehicle containing approximately a half-pound of marijuana sealed in a black and clear plastic zip bag.

Yafia was charged with speeding 19 mph over the speed limit, trafficking In marijuana (less than 5 pounds) and failure to maintain required insurance.

Passenger Joshua Brown, 19 of College Park, Georgia was charged with trafficking In marijuana and failure of owner to maintain required Insurance.

Nick Risley
SurfKy News Reporter

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