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K9 deputy makes arrest after traffic stop identifies alleged drug trafficker

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Courtesy: Sheriff William Gilbert

ARLINGTON, KY (WSIL) -- A Paducah man is sitting in a Ballard County, Kentucky jail Saturday accused of drug trafficking. 

In a press release, Carlisle County Sheriff William Gilbert said it all started when 28-year-old Dustin Gass was stopped for a traffic violation. Gass was traveling southbound on US 51 in Arlington, KY when he was pulled over.  

"K9 Deputy Ben Green detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed a large caliber rifle in the back seat," Gilbert said. "During the investigation Deputy Green learned that Mr. Gass had a loaded 9mm in his waistband."

Sheriff Gilbert said the arrest occur after the investigator located three bags each of 8 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, $300 in cash and marijuana Gass was allegedly using for personal use. 

Gass, was charged with trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree (firearm enhanced), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gass was transported and lodged in Ballard County Jail by the Carlisle County Jailer David Nelson. 

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