Jibri O. Russell

Jibri O. Russell, 26, of Russell was arrested Wednesday by the Boyd County Sheriff's Department on the charges of trafficking in marijuana (two counts), second degree possession of a hallucinogen, third degree criminal mischief, theft by deception, second degree escape, two counts of buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, and persistent felony offender. Russell is being lodged at the Boyd County Detention Center. 

WESTWOOD – A Westwood man was arrested for the second time in less than a month on drug trafficking charges.

The Boyd County Sheriff's Department arrested Jibri O. Russell, 26, on Wednesday for felony warrants at a location on Stallard Street, according to a press release from the department.

Russell had active warrants for trafficking in marijuana, escape, criminal mischief, and possession of a controlled substance, said the press release.

The press release said that during the arrest additional evidence was found allegedly linking Russell to more drug trafficking charges.

“Deputies found and seized (120) THC Vape cartridges which contain 90 to 95 percent THC per cartridge,” said the press release. “Also seized was drug paraphernalia, digital scales, and marijuana.”

Russell was charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and lodged at the Boyd County Detention Center.

The press release said this was Russell's second arrest in less than a month for the charge drug trafficking.

Russell was previously convicted of trafficking in marijuana in 2016 and given a pre-trial diversion that was revoked, according to court documents. Russell was also convicted for trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and trafficking in marijuana in 2017, according to court documents.

Russell will appear in Boyd County District Court on Friday for arraignment.