Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force Methamphetamine Bust


DRUG INVESTIGATION ENDS IN NINE ARRESTS

MT. STERLING, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Appalachia HIDTA Gateway Area Drug Task Force says nine people have been arrested after a three month investigation in multiple counties.

The task force says it arrested people from Montgomery, Fayette and Pike counties.

Officials with the task force say they took over 1/2 pound of crystal meth, suspected heroin, suspected fetanyl, suspected fetanyl pills, a pill press, cash and property.

Investigators say several of the suspects involved had been previously arrested for drug trafficking offenses. They say other arrests are expected.


Yearlong Investigation Results in 3 Arrests, Large Drug Seizure

The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force concluded a year long investigation last week, executing multiple search warrants Jan. 15 in Louisville, Eliza­beth­town and Radcliff, which resulted in the arrest of three suspects.

According to a news release, a pound of methamphetamine, 6 ounces of cocaine, 10 grams of crack cocaine, 119 grams of marijuana, marijuana vapes and edibles were seized.


Traffic stop uncovers over 2 pounds of Mexican methamphetamine

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Officials say they conducted a traffic stop Thursday afternoon that resulted in finding half a pound of meth in possession of Maurice Boyd.

Through further investigation police obtained and executed a search warrant at Boyd's residence.

Police found and seized an additional 2 pounds of Mexican methamphetamine, over $14,000 in cash and 3 handguns.

Boyd has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.


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

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- UPDATE:

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.

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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.