LPD: Man arrested for Trafficking Marijuana

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police arrested a man after they say he was trafficking marijuana within the vicinity of his three children.

The man arrested is 27-year-old Daquan Smith.

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Police say a search warrant was issued August 31st at his home on Crystal Falls Road.

They say during the search 3.2 pounds of marijuana, $15,000, and a rifle were seized at the home.

Police say two of the three children ages 6 and 7 came to school with backpacks that had a raw scent of marijuana indicating they had been in the vicinity recently.

Police also say they found drug paraphernalia in the home including a marijuana grinder and a money counter.

Smith is charged with trafficking marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Police say the third count is related to a 1-year-old that lives in the home.

He is scheduled to appear in court on those charges today.