KSP: California Man and Woman Arrested After Troopers Find 61 lbs of Marijuana During Traffic Stop


Paducah, KY. (November 2, 2016) The Kentucky State Police stopped a 2011 Dodge Ram Pickup Truck traveling on Interstate 24 near the 16 mile marker, Wednesday, November 1, 2016 at approximately 4:35 P.M. for a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop, KSP says Trooper First Class T.J. Williams, observed several indicators of criminal activity. McCracken County Deputy Steve Croft deployed his K-9 which alerted on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and during the search Trooper Williams and Deputy Croft located approximately 61 pounds of high grade marijuana and $2,737.00 cash.

The driver of the vehicle, Joseph E. Heyden, 32, of Eureka, CA was subsequently arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana Greater than 5lbs – 2nd Offense (Class B Felony). A passenger, Hannah Joy Voigt Silva, 35, of Oakland, CA was also arrested and charged with Complicity to Traffic in Marijuana Greater than 5lbs – 1st Offense (Class C Felony)

The investigation is continuing by Trooper First Class T.J. Williams.

Heyden and Silva were lodged in the McCracken County Detention Center.

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