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While the detectives took pride in confiscating eight bricks of compressed marijuana, liquid marijuana, drug money and packaging supplies, Murdoch insisted their work had only just begun. While the detectives took pride in confiscating eight bricks of compressed marijuana, liquid marijuana, drug money and packaging supplies, Murdoch insisted their work had only just begun.
The couple's arrest followed a consented search of their vehicle in which detectives located a secret stash. The couple's arrest followed a consented search of their vehicle in which detectives located a secret stash.
Joshua Ford (Source: LMDC) Joshua Ford (Source: LMDC)
Lesa Nelson (Source: LMDC) Lesa Nelson (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A pair of out-of-towners landed behind bars in Louisville after a traffic stop turned drug bust late Sunday night near Okolona.

Lt. Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Task Force said police arrested Colorado residents Joshua Ford, 34, and Lesa Nelson, 32, Sunday night at the intersection of Kurtz Avenue and Normie Lane on charges of trafficking marijuana.

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According to Murdoch, the couple's arrest followed a consented search of their vehicle in which detectives located a secret stash.

"They found some liquid marijuana inside his vehicle," said Lt. Murdoch.

The liquid marijuana, Murdoch said, is often used in e-cigarette vapor pens to mask the drug's odor. Seizing the liquid marijuana during the search prompted detectives to call for backup.

"With the assistance of Jefferson County Sheriff Department's K-9 Unit, they were able to come out and do a search on the vehicle and they found inside the speaker box they found eight pounds of mid-grade marijuana with a street value of $16,000," said Lt. Murdoch.

The bust, according to Murdoch, is linked to a Multi State Major Case Investigation centered around the distribution of marijuana. Murdoch said the seven month case continued to unfold.

"Unfortunately with Colorado and Washington legalizing marijuana this has made it to where people think they can go out there and get marijuana and bring it back here," said Murdoch.

However, that is not the case. Murdoch reminded marijuana, in any form, remained illegal in the Commonwealth.

"The problem a lot of times with drug cases is we know what's going on but it's hard to actually make that arrest," said Murdoch.

While the detectives took pride in confiscating eight bricks of compressed marijuana, liquid marijuana, drug money and packaging supplies, Murdoch insisted their work had only just begun.

"This was just a spin off," said Murdoch. "This wasn't even the major part of the investigation."

According to Murdoch, the investigation is ongoing and detectives expect to make dozens more arrests.

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