Trafficking Arrest with Drugs, Paraphernalia and over $10,000 Cash Seized at Traffic Safety Check on Highway 80 in Kentucky

RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY  – The Kentucky State Police is reporting that: On August 29th, 2021 at approximately 10:25 PM Trooper Austin Cornett was conducting a traffic safety check on Highway 80 and Owenstown School Road in Russell County when he came in contact with 49 year old Daniel Nelson of Russell Springs.  Nelson was operating a 2019 GMC pickup. 

Trooper Cornett noticed the driver appeared to be impaired and a strong odor of Marijuana was coming from the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle resulted in Troopers locating:

  • A marijuana joint
  • Approximately two ounces of suspected Methamphetamine
  • Several ziploc bags of Marijuana
  • A digital scale
  • Glass pipes
  • Over $10,000 cash

Daniel Nelson was arrested and charged with:

  • DUI 1st
  • Failure to notify address change to the department of transportation
  • Trafficking in Marijuana > 8 ounces
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Failure to produce insurance card

This individual was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

Photo of the accused is courtesy of Recently Booked.

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