On Saturday, around 11:25 am, Kentucky State Police Post 15 received information of a subject trafficking in marijuana at a residence located 6 miles east of Columbia on Harris Road.
Upon arrival Troopers Aron Jones, Levi Scott, Clint Bale and Deputy Chandler Staten noticed a strong odor or marijuana coming from the residence. Consent to search was given, which resulted in units locating a large amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, firearms , and a large sum of cash.
Trooper Jones arrested and charged Austin Mitchell, age 21, of Columbia, with Trafficking in marijuana (8 oz. to 5 lbs.) 1st offense enhancement, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mitchell was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.