Russell Springs man arrested following traffic stop on parkway

A Russell Springs man was arrested following a traffic stop on the Cumberland Parkway Tuesday night.

According to a report from Kentucky State Police, 47-year-old Barry Joe Kerr was arrested and faces numerous charges. Kerr was charged with trafficking in fentanyl, methamphetamine, and an unspecified drug, along with possession of methamphetamine and another unspecified drug. Kerr also was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with other traffic charges.

According to state police, at approximately 11:27 p.m., a Kentucky State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Chevrolet Impala passenger car on the Cumberland Parkway.

The Trooper observed the vehicle’s registration was not valid and the vehicle was driving recklessly headed eastbound on the parkway in Adair County.

During the stop, the Trooper observed Kerr drop a glass smoking pipe out of his hand.  Kerr and the vehicle were subsequently searched and the search produced suspected Fentanyl, suspected Methamphetamine, and prescription medication pills.  Also discovered during the search was a handgun and a large sum of cash.

Kerr was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Jake Harper.

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