RACELAND, Ky (WSAZ) – A man was arrested Monday following a traffic stop along US 23 in Raceland, Kentucky.
According to Kentucky State Police, when troopers made contact with the driver, Anthony Kershner, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Troopers say at that time a canine was deployed and alerted on the vehicle.
A search revealed a handgun, methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, pills and other drug paraphernalia used in the distribution of narcotics.
Kershner is at the Greenup County Jail and charged with operating a motor vehicle felon, possession of a drug paraphernalia, trafficking a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and other traffic related offenses.
The Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Northeast Kentucky Drug Task Force AHIDTA/ATF. The Northeast Kentucky Drug Task Force will also be seeking Federal charges on Mr. Kershner with the Eastern District of Kentucky USAO.
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