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McCreary man arrested for drug trafficking in Louisiana

A McCreary County man has been arrested in Louisiana after allegedly being found with more than 100 pounds of marijuana following a traffic stop.

By Greg Bird
birdman@tmcvoice.com

Burlon “Ray” Galloway, 49, was arrested by Louisiana State Police on July 20 in Lafayette Parrish, Louisiana for reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road.
McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters, who has been in contact with corrections officials in Louisiana, states he was told Galloway was found with 133 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle during the traffic stop. Sheriff Waters said he is keeping an eye on the case and waiting for more information on the investigation to see if there is any connection to McCreary County.
Galloway is being held in the Lafayette Jail on charges of manufacturing/distributing/possessing a schedule I narcotic (marijuana) and driving on the wrong lane. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.
Galloway’s arrest report lists his occupation as a bus driver for the school district. It is unclear what the arrest means for his employment status.
McCreary County Schools Superintendent Corey Keith could neither confirm nor deny that Galloway works for the School District as he is unable to comment on personnel matters. The current bus route schedule, published in this issue of the Voice, lists a Ray Galloway as the driver for bus #1904 in the Whitley City area. Keith did say in the event of any District employee charged with a crime he would take action according to Board and District policy.
Under Louisiana statutes being convicted of possessing more than 60 pounds of marijuana is considered a felony and carries a penalty of five to 30 years of imprisonment at hard labor and a fine of $50,000 to $100,000.

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