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Update on Two Year Investigation on Madisonville Drug Operation

drug investigation 05 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/10/13) – On Monday, September 9, 2013, the Madisonville Police Department (MPD) reported three arrests in relation to a drug operation that has been active for at least two years in the Madisonville area.
 
Today, an affidavit in support of criminal complaint was signed by a special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that was assigned to the Madisonville, Kentucky Post of Duty. During the special agents’ duties, it was investigated that there were violations of the Controlled Substance Act and other related federal violations.
 
Since March of 2012, the special agent and MPD have been investigating suspected methamphetamine distribution by William Randall Pauley and other suspects of Western Kentucky. Pauley was first brought to the special agents attention on March 12, 2012 when a suspect was arrested in Livingston County, Kentucky.
 
R PAULyThis individual, hereinafter referred to as co-operating defendant #1(CD#1), was arrested after a series of controlled purchases for methamphetamine and the subsequent seizure of approximately $110,000 cash drug proceeds. CD#1 provided detailed information regarding Pauley’s drug dealing. According to CD#1, Pauley was the owner of the seized money, and the money was provided to CD#1 as payment for approximately 6 pounds of methamphetamine which Pauley had sold on behalf of CD#1.
 
The affiant ultimately interviewed Pauley and seized an additional approximately $7,000 in drug proceeds. Pauley subsequently confessed to the affiant to trafficking multiple pounds of methamphetamine and agreed to cooperate with police. Pauley’s cooperation with police failed over the following months due to his inability to follow police direction.
 
Between March 2012 to present time, Pauley remained a person of interest the affiant and local/state law enforcement continued to collect information from a collection of different sources regarding his suspected illegal activity.
 
Sometime around September 4, 2013, MPD determined through a separate investigation that Pauley was in possession of stolen property. Since Pauley was on state probation from prior drug charges, MPD forwarded this information to the Kentucky State Department of Corrections Probation and Parole. Assisted by the MPD, State Probation Officers conducted a home visit to Pauley at his place of residence in Hopkins County, as were his terms of probation.
 
On September 4, 2013, a Probation and Parole Officer made contact with Pauley at his place of residence and during this home visit, the officer located approximately 7 grams of suspected methamphetamine, packaging materials, and drug paraphernalia inside the home. MPD officers also located the stolen property related to their investigation. These items are now prohibited as part of his terms of probation.
 
The affiant was subsequently summoned to Pauley’s place of residence to assist the MPD and State Probation Officers. Upon arrival of the scene, the affiant advised Pauley of his Miranda Warnings and Pauley agreed to talk to police without his attorney present. Pauley also signed a consent to have his house searched.
 
Pauley confessed that the drugs were his. He also stated that he has received the drugs the weekend before as a part of a “sample” for approximately one pound of methamphetamine. He stated that that methamphetamine in his house was part of a pound of methamphetamine he was trying to purchase for approximately $24,000. Pauley stated he could get the pound of methamphetamine immediately. However, Pauley was not promised anything for his cooperation. Pauley, under police direction, then conducted several recorded and monitored drug calls to suspected source of supply. Ultimately the source of supply would not deliver the pound of methamphetamine out of fear of being robbed or arrested.
 
On the same date, officers weighed and field tested the suspected drugs which indicated positive for the presence of methamphetamine.
 
Based on this information, the affiant has reason to believe that William Randall Pauley violated the Controlled Substances Act, specifically, Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a).
 
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