An early morning traffic stop ended with a Louisville, KY man being jailed on drug and weapons charges.
Tyler A. Martin, 18, 1134 Lehigh Avenue, Louisville, KY , is in the Spencer County Jail on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor and Possession of a Handgun without a Permit, Class A Misdemeanor.
At 12:31 this morning, Trooper Ross Johnson was patrolling Interstate 64 east of the Dale exit when he observed a red Dodge Charger traveling westbound at 88 mile per hour.
Trooper Johnson pulled over the vehicle and, while speaking Martin, Johnson smelled the odor of marijuana.
During a search of the vehicle, small amounts of marijuana were found on the front floor board. Additionally, a glass jar containing approximately 34 grams of marijuana and a loaded .22 caliber handgun were found in the trunk. Martin did not possess a permit for the weapon.
Martin was placed into custody without incident and was transported to the Spencer County Jail.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.