FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY (NewsFirst) — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office announced a significant methamphetamine seizure subsequent to a routine traffic stop.

According to sheriff’s reports, Christopher L. Smith, a 48-year-old resident of Union City, was apprehended and charged with firearm-enhanced first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, along with a second offense involving more than two grams of methamphetamine.

On February 13th, an officer from the River2Rail drug task force was patrolling the Purchase Parkway in Fulton when they pulled over a vehicle driven by Smith after detecting the odor of marijuana.

Upon searching the vehicle, law enforcement discovered two zip lock bags in the console containing approximately two pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine, as detailed in the sheriff’s reports.

Furthermore, the search uncovered a .380 caliber handgun, leading to additional charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon being levied against Smith.