Man arrested after task force intercepts package of money

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Barren River Drug Task Force arrested a man after task force detectives said they intercepted a parcel of $9,000 in cash that the man was attempting to ship to California to pay for marijuana and marijuana-related items, according to a release from the task force. 

James Dylan Lacy, 23, was charged with trafficking marijuana eight ounces to five pounds, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the release.

Task force detectives said Lacy admitted he was sending the cash to California to buy marijuana wax and THC vapes, according to the release.

He told investigators that he did not sell marijuana or THC items from a vape store he owns, a claim the task force disputes, according to the release.

Lacy gave authorities consent to search his residence where they said they found $18,000 in cash as well as suspected marijuana, suspected THC wax and vape products and other drug paraphernalia, according to the release. 

Lacy was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.