Two charged in relation to July drug stop

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Charges of felony possession of a controlled substance were filed against two Kentucky men Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Noah W. Garnett, 20, of Murray, Ky., and Jacob L. Speck, 22, of Franklin, Ky., each face multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, a class C felony, resulting from a traffic stop on Interstate 70 in Saline County that occurred on July 28, 2016. Garnett faces four counts while Speck was charged with three counts. Each man was also charged with a class A misdemeanor for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

According to the probable cause statement in the case, a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Speck with Garnett asleep in the passenger seat near mile marker 74.6, citing the probable cause of following another vehicle too closely and failing to signal when changing lanes. A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly revealed multiple containers of marijuana totaling 57 grams, three grams of hashish, and 156 grams of manufactured marijuana products such as candy bars and gummy bear candy.

Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.