Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Seizes 114 lbs of Marijuana

Press Release Date:  Monday, April 02, 2007  
Contact Information:  Bobby Clue
Information Officer

114 lb Marijuana Seizure(Bowling Green, KY) - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) Commissioner Greg Howard announced today the seizure of over 100 pounds of processed marijuana in Warren County. “These drugs have a street value of more than $200,000 dollars and this action takes a significant amount of illegal drugs off the streets and out of our communities,” remarked Commissioner Howard.

On Friday, March 30, 2007, at approximately 11:00 AM (CST), officers involved with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) taskforce conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 Blue Honda Accord. The traffic stop occurred at the 33 mile marker on I-65 North, in Warren County.

Upon investigation of the vehicle, officers discovered that the driver did not have a valid operator’s license. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 114 pounds of processed marijuana packaged in the trunk of the car.

Leonel V. Cabrera, 19, was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana over five pounds. Cabrera was lodged in the Warren County Detention Center.

"I commend all of the officers involved for their dedication to making Kentucky a safer place to live for all its citizens," said Commissioner Howard.

Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers were assisted at the scene by a Kentucky State Police (KSP) K-9 Unit assigned to the HIDTA Taskforce. KVE and KSP work jointly with HIDTA to reduce the production and trafficking of illegal drugs throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.

Neighboring Simpson County was recently the location of the largest cocaine seizure in Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement history with over 112 pounds of cocaine being seized at an estimated street value of over $1.5 million dollars.