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Man Arrested Near Russell for Drugs Following Traffic Stop

Drug ArrestA man was arrested near Russell early Sunday morning for drug possession.

According to dispatch logs, at 12:27 AM Sunday, a Russell Police officer conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Prime 8 Inn on Highway 40 just east of Russell with a 2007 Ford owned and operated by Derek Ernst.

Ernst was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He was transported to the Russell County Jail.

The reason for the traffic stop was failure to maintain a single lane in the 1000 block of East Wichita Ave.

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