Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Illegal Drugs

Publish Date: October 22, 2021
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: News


Just before 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 21, 2021, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies with the Highway Safety Unit performed a traffic stop on I-22 East bound just before the I-65 South bound interchange.    During the stop, the deputy smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  A probable cause search was conducted, which yielded 156 lbs. of marijuana.

Jesus Lozano-Penaloza, of California and Rossel Antonio Figueroa-Lopez, of Honduras, were arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana.  No bond has been set at this time.


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