KSP 2 7 13HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/13/17) — Authorities patrolling I-24 in Christian County came across 52.6 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Wednesday evening.

A Ford Focus being driven by Yariel Hernandez, 35 of Hialeah, Florida was pulled over at about 5:46 p.m.

KSP reported Hernandez was following another vehicle too closely. While investigating, a deputy’s K-9 alerted on the rear passenger side of the vehicle. Authorities were given consent to search.

Inside several large canvas bags and a suitcase, Trooper Daniel Holland and Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Nichols revealed finding 52.6 pounds of dope.

Hernandez was charged with following another vehicle too closely and trafficking in marijuana/over 5 pounds.

A passenger listed as Reynaldo Licor, 39 of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was also charged with trafficking in marijuana/over 5 pounds.

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