Bell/Harlan crystal meth dealer sentenced

From The Appalachia Narcotics Investigations -

On Monday, September 23, 2019 Charles Hubbard, 57 years old of Pineville, Ky, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison.

This conviction comes after a year-long investigation by Detectives from Appalachia Narcotics Investigations where he was caught on three separate occasions in Harlan and Bell County with a total of 225 grams of crystal meth.

Former Knox County Magistrate Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

On Thursday July 11, 2019 former Knox County Magistrate, Jerry “Rabbit” Cox, was arrested on a federal indictment warrant for six counts of Distribution of Controlled Substances – Hydrocodone. 

Mr. Cox turned himself over to the custody of the DEA at 11:00 this morning in the London Kentucky area. He is being held as a federal prisoner in the Laurel County Corrections Center and no bond is showing as of 12:25pm Thursday July 11th.

9 arrested in Montgomery, Fayette County drug trafficking bust

MT. STERLING, Ky. (WKYT) - The Mount Sterling Police Department says a drug task force has arrested nine people involved in a large drug trafficking operation.

The police department is part of the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Gateway Area Drug Task Force, which conducted a months-long investigation into the drug activity, leading to the arrests on Tuesday.

The task force conducted search warrants in Montgomery and Fayette counties to dismantle the drug trafficking organization. The suspects are from Montgomery, Fayette and Pike counties.

Four arrested after narcotics investigation in Bell County

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Thursday, members of Appalachia Narcotics Investigations executed search and arrest warrants in the Walls End area of Pineville.

Officials say after several months of investigation, 25-year-old Timothy Marroquin of Middlesboro and 24-year-old Lindsey Saylor of Pineville were arrested on several counts of trafficking of a controlled substance, conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance and engaging in organized crime.

About 12 ounces of suspected crystal meth, which has a street value of $33,000, was found at the home during the search.

Suspect in Bowling Green pursuit identified, allegedly carrying package of drugs with infant in tow


Officials have identified the suspect as 24-year-old Taron Wells of Bowling Green. Both he and the infant were taken to the Medical Center after the rollover. The infant has sustained no injuries, officials say.

Wells was released and is being booked at the Warren County Jail.

Authorities say Wells is facing trafficking and felony charges.

The investigation is ongoing.

A police chase ends with a crash in Bowling Green.

Drug Task Force works to get drugs off the streets

RICHMOND - In the past two and a half months that Sgt. Scott King has been the Director of the Madison County Drug Task Force, their group has seized more than 3,000 grams of methamphetamine that was either in, or had trafficking involvement, within the county.

The county drug task force, is a part of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program, an initiative within the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) that allows local, state and federal departments to combine and use resources to help combat high drug traffic areas in the region, state and nation.

Police: Large amount of meth seized after traffic stop in Laurel County

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - During a traffic stop south of London Wednesday morning, the Laurel County Sheriff's Department, along with the London office of Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), seized a large amount of crystal methamphetamine and charged three people with possession with intent to distribute of meth.

The traffic stop happened around 10:22 a.m. off Hwy. 770 after the Laurel County Sheriff's Department and the London DEA developed information on a large amount of crystal methamphetamine headed into Laurel County.

Feds charge accused drug dealer after woman dies of apparent heroin overdose

Bowling Green, KY - Just two days after a 23-year-old Bowling Green woman was found unconscious near a car on Park Street, the man accused of selling the drug leading to her apparent fatal overdose is in federal custody.

Damone Domonique Bell, 22, is charged in U.S. District Court with distribution of heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin, according to a criminal complaint filed against him by David Hayes, an agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Hayes is assigned to the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force.

Search warrants lead to 5 arrests on drug trafficking charges

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Five people have been arrested on drug charges after search warrants were served in two counties following an investigation that lasted several months.

The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force had been investigating the trafficking of crystal meth. Detectives say more than 18 pounds of crystal meth had been bought and sold in and around Hardin, Bullitt, LaRue and Hart counties during the investigation.

Authorities have identified the five arrested as:

Kenneth Jason Moore, 42, of Louisville

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