Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force Methamphetamine Bust

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On Monday, October 19, 2020, Detectives from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police executed multiple search warrants in both Nelson and Washington counties which resulted in four arrests and seized approximately $75,000 in illegal narcotics.

This extensive investigation was conducted in cooperation with the help of multiple agencies including the following:  El Segundo Police Department in California, Nashville Airport Police Department, DEA Nashville, TN, Kentucky State Police (Special Operations K9 section, Columbia AHITDA Task Force and DESI West), Washington County Sheriff’s Office, ATF Lexington Office Lexington, KY and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

The following items were seized: over 3 pounds of methamphetamine, over 6 ounces of marijuana, two long guns, two handguns, two explosive devices and $2,600 cash.


  1. Molly R. Boone (25 years old) Springfield, KY
  2. Iian C. Armani (33 years old) Springfield, KY
  3. Ronald R. Ritchie (44 years old) Bardstown, KY
  4. Jesse T. Nethery (29 years old) Bardstown, KY

Charges included Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st degree 1st Offense (methamphetamine), Cultivating in Marijuana 5 or/more plants, Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st (methamphetamine), Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Additional charges are pending. More arrests are forthcoming. This investigation continues.

Anyone with any Drug information is urged to call the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force at 270-769-0694. All callers can remain anonymous.