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E'town man charged with selling marijuana

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Radcliff police make arrest following traffic stop

By Amber Coulter

An Elizabethtown man was arrested on charges of trafficking in marijuana after a traffic stop.

Radcliff police arrested Joshua W. Richardson, 22, early Monday morning near the intersection of U.S. 31W and Ky. 313.

Richardson was pulled over when an officer saw his rear license plate wasn’t illuminated, according to citation.

As the officer looked into the vehicle to talk to Richardson during the traffic stop, the officer saw a small bag with green material in it that appeared to be marijuana. The officer asked if the bag contained marijuana, and Richardson said it did, according to the citation.

There was a larger bag on the passenger side floor board that, when opened, was also found to contain marijuana, according to the citation.

The officer contacted the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force. The task force investigator talked to Richardson, who said he sells marijuana, according to the citation.

Richardson wouldn’t tell the investigator where he acquired the marijuana but said he had come from Elizabethtown, according to the citation.

Richardson was arrested on charges of trafficking in marijuana between 8 ounces and less than five pounds, first offense, a Class D felony.

He was released Monday afternoon from the Hardin County Detention Center on a $2,500 bond.

Amber Coulter can be reached at (270) 505-1746 or acoulter@thenewsenterprise.com.