Police find $150,000 in secret compartment, Georgia man accused of drug trafficking
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kentucky State Police arrested a Georgia man Wednesday after they found $150,000 in vacuum sealed bundles inside of a hidden, electronic compartment of an SUV that the man towed from Louisville.
Jerry Anthony Duncan, 42, of Oxford, Ga., was charged with aggravated trafficking in a controlled substance greater than or equal to 100 grams of heroin and trafficking in marijuana eight ounces to five pounds first offense, according to his arrest citation.
Louisville Metro Police saw Duncan arrive in Louisville with a truck loaded onto his trailer that he was hauling. He unloaded that truck and traded it out for a Toyota 4Runner which he loaded up onto his trailer and hauled until he was pulled over on Interstate 65 south at the 23 mile marker in Bowling Green, according to his citation.
In the meantime, the truck that he offloaded in Louisville was stopped and police there seized about six kilos of suspected heroin, a large amount of THC vaping cartridges and THC edibles in a hidden compartment, according to his arrest citation. THC is the psychoactive component that gets marijuana users high.
When police in Bowling Green searched the Toyota Duncan was hauling and the truck he was driving they said they found a small amount of marijuana in addition to the cash, according to the release. A passenger, not named in the citation claimed ownership of the marijuana.
Duncan was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. He was arraigned Thursday in Warren District Court. His bond is set at $250,000.