LANCASTER - A traffic stop in northern Garrard County early Thursday led to the discovery of 800 pounds of processed marijuana in Jessamine County, authorities said.
Garrard County Deputy Sheriff Dave Amon and his drug-sniffing dog, Sarge, found about seven pounds of processed pot inside a Dodge pickup truck after state police stopped the vehicle on U.S. 27.
Amon said Sarge, who has been with the local sheriff's department for about two years, sniffed out the marijuana immediately after the truck was stopped. This is the largest amount of marijuana Sarge has found. The canine is used to assist any agency that requests help, said Amon.
Buddy Messer, 34, of 1581 Mount Lebanon Road in southeastern Jessamine County, was arrested about 11:30 a.m. in Garrard County with trafficking in more than 5 pounds of marijuana.