drug arrest meth 03 300BEAVER DAM, Ky. (10/9/13) - The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Louisville man yesterday at a rest area along the Western Kentucky Parkway following a month-long investigation into complaints of large amounts of crystal methamphetamine and heroin being brought into the county.

Police said the investigation began on the evening of Sept. 16, when the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit was led to the Walmart parking lot in Beaver Dam, McDonalds later that night, and a strip mall parking lot in Owensboro on the night of Oct. 1.

On Tuesday, officers learned that Leon D. Mayes, 23, of the 2000 block of Peabody Lane in Louisville, was traveling to the Ohio County area on the afternoon of Oct. 8 with a large amount of crystal methamphetamine and heroin. The suspect’s vehicle pulled into the rest area located on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Beaver Dam at approximately 4 p.m. Mayes thought he was there to meet with a buyer for the drugs, and officers apprehended Mayes without incident.

Officers said they seized approximately eight pounds of crystal methamphetamine and over a pound of heroin during the arrest.

Mayes was charged with one count of First Degree Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, First Offense (Methamphetamine), one count of First Degree Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, First Offense (Heroin), and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Authorities said Mayes was also wanted by Louisville Metro Police in reference to a warrant they had issued on charges of trafficking methamphetamine in their area.

Mayes was lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News
Information provided by the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

1 DOW 18,151.28
+109.74 (0.61%)    
2 S&P 2,114.04
+9.84 (0.47%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,063.71
+30.96 (0.62%)    

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7538

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7267

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 3392

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3381

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 2334

Hopkins Man Injured in Muhlenberg Motorcycle…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10799

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7596

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 26, 2015 2177

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 2129

Large Necklace on Rearview Mirror Lands Driver in…

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1742

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1349

Two Central City People Jailed on Meth Charges

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1171

Veterans Honor Veterans

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1081

‘Remembering Those That Paid All’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 970

Bremen Man Charged with Concealed Brass Knuckles…

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 941

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 827

Teenager Injured during Multiple Rollover…

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 615

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News