Man arrested after more than 1 pound crystal meth found during traffic stop

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A Benton man faces drug charges after sheriff’s deputies say they found crystal methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

Jeremy Johnson, 49, of Benton faces charges of operating on an expired driver’s license, trafficking in methamphetamine 2nd or subsequent offense, trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies and detectives conducted a traffic stop a vehicle on Dillard Street in McCracken County on Oct. 4 about 4 p.m.

During the stop McCracken County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Bobi” alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle.

During a probable cause search of the vehicle detectives located 503 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a digital scale, smoking pipes, syringes, Suboxone strips, and a jar of marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies also found methamphetamine inside Johnson’s pants pocket, according to the sheriff’s office.

Records indicate that Johnson had prior convictions for trafficking in methamphetamine and trafficking in marijuana further enhancing these new charges.

Johnson was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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