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FOSTERVILLE — A traffic stop in Fosterville led to charges for a Virginia man on Jan. 29.

According to a criminal complaint prepared by Chief Deputy Mark Abbott with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Walter Toombs Montgomery, 53, of Woodbridge, Virginia, was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

The complaint states that Chief Deputy Abbott was on regular patrol on Route 3 in Fosterville when he observed a maroon Chevy Trailblazer traveling east with an “overwhelming loud exhaust” appearing to have no muffler.

According to the report, the vehicle made a turn without using a signal and the officer initiated a traffic stop. Chief Deputy Abbott wrote that, as he approached the car, the driver had the window rolled down and the officer could immediately smell “the odor of burnt marijuana.”

The complaint then stated that the officer asked the accused to exit the vehicle, which he did cooperatively. The officer then asked, “who had been smoking marijuana in the car.”

The officer asked if he could search the vehicle and the complaint stated that the accused replied, “Yes, I don’t care, you can search it. There might be a blunt in there.” The officer asked the three other occupants of the vehicle to exit the car prior to his search.

The officer communicated in the report that the car smelled like burnt marijuana and that he saw a piece of plastic protruding from the center console on the driver’s side, and that once he pulled the plastic from the console, he discovered a plastic bag with a white powder believed to be methamphetamine along with two sets of scales and a large amount of currency bundled with a rubber band. According to the report, the accused acknowledged that the items were his.

As of press time, Montgomery was held at Southwestern Regional Jail on a $60,000 property/surety bond.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at pperry

@hdmediallc.com or at 304-307-2401.