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KENTUCKY STATE POLICE TROOPER SEIZES FENTANYL, METHAMPHETAMINE, PILLS, CASH AND HANDGUN DURING TRAFFIC STOP ON PARKWAY IN ADAIR COUNTY

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COLUMBIA, KY – The Kentucky State Police is reporting that a traffic stop Tuesday night on the Cumberland Parkway lead to a drug trafficking arrest of a Russell Springs man.

 On Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at approximately 11:27 P.M. a Kentucky State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Chevrolet Impala passenger car on the Cumberland Parkway. 

The Trooper observed the vehicle’s registration was not valid and the vehicle was driving recklessly headed eastbound on the parkway in Adair County.

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The vehicle was being operated by Barry Joe Kerr (right), age 47 of Russell Springs, KY.  

During the stop, the Trooper observed Kerr drop a glass smoking pipe out of his hand.  Kerr and the vehicle were subsequently searched and the search produced:

  • Suspected Fentanyl
  • Suspected Methamphetamine
  • Prescription medication pills

Also discovered during the search was:

  • A handgun
  • A large sum of cash

At this point, Barry Joe Kerr was arrested and transported to jail.

Barry Kerr was charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, Fentanyl
  • Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, Methamphetamine
  • Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, Methamphetamine
  • Trafficking in controlled substance, 3rd degree, Drug unspecified
  • Possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, Drug unspecified
  • Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted felon
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Other traffic charges

This individual was lodged in the Adair County Detention Center.

Photo of the accused was obtained from the BUSTED NEWSPAPER.

The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Jake Harper.

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