53 lbs of pot, 200 bottles of marijuana oil seized from car on I-24

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CALDWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) – A 22-year-old was arrested Monday afternoon after Kentucky State Police say they found marijuana and marijuana oil inside the car he was driving.

Authorities pulled over a 2002 Mercedes C320 on Interstate 24 around 12:30 p.m. for a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop, the trooper reportedly “observed several indicators of criminal activity.” A small bottle of medical marijuana was also in plain sight, according to police.

A search was of the car was conducted and 53 pounds of marijuana were found. Two-hundred containers of marijuana and $1,551 in cash were also located.

The driver has been identified as Joshua Castanenda of Elk Grove, California. He was arrested and booked into the Caldwell County jail.

Castanenda, 22, faces charges of trafficking marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and failure to produce an insurance card.

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