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A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling marijuana after being stopped by law enforcement for failing to use a turn signal.
Justin D. Clark, 19, of 710 High Pine, Apt. 2, was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 1:45 a.m.
According to Clark's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian saw him allegedly fail to use a signal when turning. Perian initiated a traffic stop.
When approaching the vehicle, Perian wrote in court records, he smelled marijuana and saw smoke coming from the vehicle.
Perian wrote that Clark was fumbling with a lighter to light a cigarette and was slow to respond to commands. Clark also allegedly had red, glassy and blood shot eyes.
When asked to step outside of the vehicle, Perian wrote, Clark allegedly smelled of alcohol and was shaking his legs. Perian wrote that Clark said he was nervous.
Records state that Clark failed several field sobriety tests and told Perian he was "high" and laughed.
Clark allegedly told Perian that he and his passenger were smoking marijuana when they were pulled over. He allegedly told Perian that he smokes marijuana every day.
Perian wrote that he found a burned marijuana cigarette and a plastic bag with suspected marijuana. He also allegedly found metal scales and cash.
Clark was charged with DUI, failure of owner to maintain insurance, buy/possession of drug supplies, selling less than 8 ounces of marijuana and possession of marijuana. He pleaded not guilty in Taylor District Court on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
He was appointed a public defender and bond was set at $1,000 cash. Clark was ordered to not consume any drugs or alcohol.
His case was set for a bond review on Friday, which was after press time, and a pretrial conference May 20.