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KSP Arrests California Man on Drug Trafficking Charges

Date of News Release: 10/25/2016

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Kuttawa, KY. (October 25, 2016) The Kentucky State Police stopped a 2002 Mercedes C320 traveling on Interstate 24, on Monday, October 24, 2016 at approximately 12:28 P.M. for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop Trooper First Class T.J. Williams observed several indicators of criminal activity. Tpr. Williams also observed a small bottle of medical marijuana in plain sight. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search Trooper Williams located, 53 pounds of marijuana, 200 containers of marijuana oil, and $1,551.00 cash.

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The driver of the vehicle, Joshua Castanenda, 22, of Elk Grove, CA was subsequently arrested and charged with; Trafficking in Marijuana – Greater than 5lbs (Class C Felony), Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess (Class A Misdemeanor), and Failure to Produce Insurance Card (Violation).

The investigation is continuing by Trooper First Class T.J. Williams.

Castanenda was lodged in the Caldwell County Detention Facility.