Cocaine seized during traffic stop, Nevada man arrested

A 27-year-old Nevada man was arrested Tuesday on drug charges after suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $50,000 and about $8,000 in cash were seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 65 near Seymour, police report.

The investigation that led to the arrest of Jhonatan Samuel Carrillo of Las Vegas began at approximately 12:30 p.m. when Master Trooper Randel Miller conducted a traffic stop on a white Honda CRV on southbound I-65 near the 51 mile marker in Jackson County, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.

Wheeles, public information officer for the Versailles Post, said during the stop, Miller became suspicious criminal activity was taking place and deployed his K-9, Bosco, on the exterior of the vehicle. Bosco alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle, Miller reported.

During a search, troopers located approximately two kilos of suspected cocaine and U.S. currency.

Carrillo was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday on preliminary charges of dealing in cocaine, a Level 2 felony; possession of cocaine, a Level 3 felony; and operating while never having received a driver’s license.

The suspected cocaine, money and Honda CRV all were seized as part of the investigation.

Miller was assisted by numerous troopers from the Versailles Post, and a Seymour officer also assisted at the scene by serving as a translator during the investigation.