marijuana arrest 300PADUCAH, KY (12/21/11) – The McCracken County Sheriff's Department Drug Division wrapped up a month long investigation on Wednesday December 21st, 2011 regarding a large Marijuana Trafficking ring. The investigation ended by arrest of four males and one female, all from the Taylorsville, Louisville, and Hodgenville Kentucky area.
 
For approximately a month, detectives have been investigating a group of individuals from this area that were intending to purchase a large quantity of marijuana. During the investigation, individuals came to Paducah to discuss the amount of marijuana they wished to purchase, the method of transportation, and the amount of money. It was determined that the individuals would be traveling to Paducah on Wednesday December 21, 2011. They intended to purchase approx. 100 pounds of marijuana and transport it back to the Louisville area for distribution. It was learned through the investigation that the individuals also intended to return to Paducah in the near future to purchase more marijuana and other illegal drugs.

On Wednesday afternoon, the individuals arrived in McCracken County. Three individuals and a small child age 4, met with another individual on a parking lot in East McCracken County. After conversing for a period of time, a moving truck joined the individuals at the parking lot. The moving truck was occupied by a female, male, and another small child age 7.

During the meeting at the parking lot, the individuals exchanged money (over $46,000 cash) and then left to go to another location. Once they arrived at another parking lot to take possession of the approx. 100 pounds of Marijuana they had ordered, members of the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police, and Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force took all of the individuals into custody.

In the ensuing investigation, it was learned that the female had driven the moving van (U-Haul Truck) to Paducah with her boyfriend and child to transport the marijuana back to Louisville. The child in the other vehicle was also the woman's.
 
Detectives seized over $47,000 in US currency, which is believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales. The money was also to be used to purchase the marijuana here in Paducah, KY.
 
The two children, ages 9 and 4, were placed in the custody of Social Services upon notifying family members from Boone County Kentucky.
 
SurfKY news
Information provided by Jon Hayden

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.

In Other News...

Summer Evening Shows, Star Parties at Golden Pond Planetarium, Observatory

KENTUCKY (5/3/15) — Summer Evening Planetarium Shows begin May 30 with Firefall at Golden Pond Planetarium followed by… Read More

Trigg County Defeated by Muhlenberg 5-2

GREENVILLE, Ky. (5/5/15) — Muhlenberg County remained in the win column on Monday, defeating visiting Trigg County 5-2… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4268

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3643

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3429

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2981

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2906

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15790

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8560

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 05, 2015 2799

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 2621

Meth Charge Follows MPD Investigation into…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1979

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1707

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1383

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1261

Women ‘Get the Message’ at River Ministry Banquet

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1163

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 1117

First United Bank Becomes Hopkins School System’s…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1115

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 930

Dawson Springs Police Reports for Monday, May 4,…

by SurfKY News