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A Campbellsville teenager has been arrested and charged with selling marijuana and other crimes after a traffic stop.
Ryan A. Benningfield, 19, of 136 Wildwood Way, was arrested Sunday, Nov. 11, at 12:32 a.m.
According to Benningfield's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian saw him driving erratically on U.S. 68.
Court records state that Perian stopped the vehicle and smelled marijuana inside the car and on Benningfield.
Perian wrote in records that Benningfield was slow to respond and had red, glassy eyes. He was also allegedly unsteady during field sobriety tests and said he had been smoking marijuana and had consumed whiskey.
In Benningfield's vehicle, Perian found scales, bags, rolling papers, marijuana, bags of marijuana.
He allegedly told Perian that he sells marijuana to make money because his job doesn't pay enough. He is also accused of saying that the court system is a joke and that he will get out of any charges against him.
Records state that Benningfield told Perian that he is moving to California where marijuana is legal to use and sell.
Benningfield was charged with DUI, failure to maintain required insurance, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, possession of alcoholic beverage by a minor, possession of marijuana, possession of drug supplies, reckless driving and selling less than 8 ounces of marijuana.
Bond was set at $1,000 unsecured. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Taylor District Court on Monday, Nov. 26.