drug investigation 02 300HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (11/30/17) — A drug investigation that began in McLean County ended with the arrest of a 40-year-old Henderson man that apparently toted an assortment of drugs and plenty of cash.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office along with Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force detectives reported Jeffery Lee Melton, also known as “Bodeen,” sold an ounce of methamphetamine to a police informant for $600 cash Monday night.

Thirty minutes after the transaction, detectives reported Melton left his First Street home in Henderson, got in his van and drove away. Deputies pulled the vehicle over at McDonald’s along South Green Street.

Authorities listed finding the $600 drug buy money in addition to 2.5 ounces of a substance believed to be meth, a half-ounce of possible marijuana, digital scales, pipes, packaging materials, Sudafed, Xanax, Hydrocodone. Detectives also confiscated $5,000 in Melton’s jacket pocket.

Melton was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth/more than 2 grams/second offense).

Detective Bill Mills reported several additional arrests are forthcoming related to the ongoing investigation in McLean and Henderson counties.

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