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KSP: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

From Trooper Jonathan Houk

A traffic stop on the Cumberland Parkway on Tuesday night lead to a drug trafficking arrest. On August 30, 2022, at approximately 11:27pmCT, a Kentucky State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Chevrolet Impala passenger car on the Cumberland Parkway. The Trooper observed the vehicle's registration was not valid and the vehicle was driving recklessly headed eastbound on the parkway in Adair County.

During the stop, the Trooper observed the driver drop a glass smoking pipe out of his hand. The driver and the vehicle were subsequently searched and the search produced suspected Fentanyl, suspected methamphetamine, and prescription medication pills. Also discovered during the search was a handgun and a large sum of cash.


Barry Joe Kerr, age 47 of Russell Springs, KY, was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Detention Center and was charged with the following:
  • Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, fentanyl
  • Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st degree, methamphetamine
  • Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, methamphetamine
  • Trafficking in controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified
  • Possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, drug unspecified
  • Possession of a Handgun by a convicted felon
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Other traffic charges
The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Jake Harper.


This story was posted on 2022-09-01 15:23:44
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