Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Muhlenberg Sheriff’s Office Receives $40,800 for Drug Bust

receive checkMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (7/8/13) – The Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office has released information stating that the Sheriff’s Office was awarded a large sum of money due to a recent drug bust.
 
On July 3rd, The Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department received a check for $40, 800.00. The monies were awarded to the department as a result of a drug bust.
 
KSP Trooper Jon McGehee and Deputy Sheriff (K-9 Handler) Will Ward performed a traffic stop on John D. Reid of Hilltop Lane in Drakesboro earlier this year. Officers found Reid in possession of heroin, prescription pills and marijuana.
 
Manny, the Sheriff Dept. K-9 Unit, was deployed and was able to locate crystal methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Officers were then able to obtain a search warrant for Reid’s residence where several ounces of crystal methamphetamine were located. The bust was significant because the crystal methamphetamine had a street value that exceeded $20,000. Reid later received a 15 year prison sentence and agreed to pay the Commonwealth $48,000.00 in lieu of personal real estate. The Sheriff’s Department was awarded 85% of the forfeiture.
 
The monies will provide funding for supplies and equipment commonly used for law enforcement. The same day that the Sheriff’s Office received the check for $40,800, they also received checks for the amounts of $850.00 and $637.50.
 
The department finds the seizures helpful because it places stress on the dealer and provides needed funding without creating an undue burden on tax payers.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Sheriff Curtis McGehee (Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office)

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

City Seeks Assistance Keeping Campaign and Other Temporary Signs off Public Right-of-Way

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/15/14) — The City of Madisonville wants everyone to remember, when putting out campaign signs or… Read More

Crofton Celebrates Annual September Fest

CROFTON, Ky. (9/15/14) — Crofton, Ky. held the annual September Fest Friday, Sept. 6 through Saturday, Sept. 7 at… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 12, 2014 17136

Woman's Body Found in Theater Day After…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 13, 2014 3490

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 11, 2014 3178

Subject of Officer-Involved Shooting…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 11, 2014 2541

Suspect Arrested for Possession of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 11, 2014 2420

Two Accidents Occur on U.S. 62 Within…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 13, 2014 3490

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 11, 2014 2541

Suspect Arrested for Possession of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 11, 2014 1996

Three Injured in Early Morning Two-Car…

in Top Stories by Officer Falon Graham
September 12, 2014 1866

Madisonville Man Arrested for Disturbing…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 12, 2014 1546

Earlington Woman Jailed for Trying to…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Matt Sanderson

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 11, 2014 1473

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
September 11, 2014 1430

Owensboro Parks Plans Fall Day Camp

in News by Brittni Bunn
September 11, 2014 1211

Special Events Committee Meeting Date,…

in News by Beth Cecil
September 11, 2014 1211

Daviess County Public Library Plans Events

in News by Leslie McCarty
September 12, 2014 1158

Ursuline Presentation 'Spirituality of…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 11, 2014 3178

Subject of Officer-Involved Shooting…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 11, 2014 2420

Two Accidents Occur on U.S. 62 Within…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 15, 2014 2185

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 11, 2014 1919

Job Corps Students Volunteer with…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
September 12, 2014 1835

Paradise Residents Plan First Reunion…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06