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Kentucky State Police charged a Tennessee man with trafficking in methamphetamine and marijuana after a road check at Kona.

Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, were conducting a pre-approved traffic safety checkpoint at the intersection of KY-805 and KY-113 on Monday night when a 2004 GMC Envoy approached the checkpoint. Trooper Michael Burton asked the driver to provide his operator’s license and vehicle documentation, and he was unable to produce either, KSP spokesman Trooper Matt Gayheart said.

Upon further investigation, Trooper Burton saw a plastic bag in the front pocket of the driver’s sweatshirt with a crystal-like substance, believed to be methamphetamine. Burton also located marijuana and currency in the same pocket, police said. Police arrested the man searched his vehicle. During that search, troopers found more suspected methamphetamine along with suspected cocaine and more currency. Trooper Burton seized 44 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 4 grams of suspected cocaine, 7 grams of suspected marijuana, and $916 cash.

The driver was identified as Allen C. Mullins, 44, of Eidson, Tennessee. Mullins was lodged in the Letcher County Jail and charged with operating on a suspended license, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), trafficking in marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (Cocaine), among other traffic-related charges. The incident remains under investigation by Trooper Michael Burton.

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