Kentucky State Police troopers found more than 100 pounds of drugs in a vehicle Friday during a traffic stop of two California residents.
Lakotawind Jimenez, 24, and Glenazia Mobley, 25, were stopped on Interstate 65 northbound at the 92-mile marker after Trooper Ethan Whitlock observed them with no tail lamps, according to an arrest citation.
Jimenez, the driver, was issued a written courtesy notice and then granted consent to search the vehicle.
Whitlock uncovered four suitcases each containing four vacuum sealed packages of marijuana. The total amount of marijuana found in the vehicle weighed about 128 pounds, according to the citation.
He also uncovered rolling papers within Jimenez’s purse and approximately $1,807 in U.S. currency in numerous denominations.
Jimenez and Mobley were interviewed at KSP Post 4 and admitted to having knowledge of transporting marijuana from a Los Angeles airport to Nashville airport to make two deliveries. Jimenez said one delivery was for the northern Kentucky area with another in Cincinnati at a hotel.
According to a news release from KSP, the investigation is ongoing by Whitlock.
Jimenez and Mobley are currently being held at the Hardin County Detention Center and will appear May 22 in Hardin District Court.
Jimenez is charged with first offense trafficking more than five pounds of marijuana, which is a Class C felony punishable of up to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Mobley is charged with first offense trafficking eight ounces to five pounds of marijuana, a Class D felony punishable of up to five years in prison, if convicted.
Both are being held in lieu of $10,000 cash bonds.