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A traffic stop led to a St. Matthews man being arrested for possession of marijuana.

A Calhoun County sheriff’s deputy on Jan. 24 stopped a black 2015 Dodge Challenger on Liberty Street in St. Matthews. The vehicle had been seen frequenting a well-known drug area. The driver was observed exchanging something to someone through the vehicle window.

The deputy observed that the license plate was partially obstructed, so he initiated a traffic stop. The driver ignored the blue light and finally stopped on Liberty Street. The suspect repeatedly refused to exit the vehicle.

With the assistance of the St. Matthews Police, he was placed in handcuffs while he was resisting. A search of the vehicle found a bag containing marijuana.

The suspect was charged with simple possession of marijuana, failure to stop for a blue light and resisting arrest.

In other reports:

• A St. Matthews woman reported Jan. 13 that a school-issued laptop computer and a key were taken from the back seat of her vehicle on Jan. 12. The missing laptop is a black Dell Latitude 3390 belonging to Calhoun County School District and is valued at $801.

• A St. Matthews woman reported Jan. 13 that a verbal altercation with her son became physical, and she showed the officer a bruised ring finger. She stated that she suffers from PTSD and could not remember all the details. She refused medical treatment and declined to press charges. An officer conducted a bond hearing on the suspect, who was charged with two counts of trespassing. He was placed on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

• A St. Matthews man reported Jan. 23 that someone had broken into his parents’ home and had taken some clothes and a microwave oven. The items are valued at $200.

• A Columbia man reported Jan. 25 that his silver 2014 Chevy Malibu had been spray-painted with black paint while parked in the Calhoun County High School parking lot. The damage was estimated at $1,200.

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