53 pounds in crystal methamphetamine is now in the hands of Kentucky law enforcement after a three month investigation.
On Friday multiple agencies including the Kentucky State police, DEA and the ATF executed a search warrant at the home of John Slingland and Abbie Jones in southern Graves County. Slingland and Jones were taken into custody and approximately two pounds of crystal methamphetamine, more than five pounds of marijuana, 25 firearms and over $50,000 in U.S. Currency was seized.
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A campaign against the practice known as "smurfing" was launched Monday in Lexington. Smurfing is the practice of buying drugs over the counter and selling them to illegal drug makers for profit. In Kentucky, meth cooks are using smurfs to avoid the state's real-time, stop-sell system that prevents pseudoephedrine buyers from going over the legal limit.
Kentucky State Police arrested 14 Calloway Countians early this morning in a county-wide drug sweep. The arrests followed eight months of investigation into illegal drug trafficking in and around Murray. KSP Troop Jay Thomas says charges included drug trafficking and possession of marijuana, crack cocaine, and meth.
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A supposed compromise on a bill aimed at cracking down on meth production in Kentucky is once again making its way through the state Senate.
The bill passed committee quickly this morning. The bill's sponsor, Senator Robert Stivers, says the bill could be voted on the Senate floor as soon as this afternoon.
The compromise will allow pseudoephedrine (a key ingredient in meth) to continue to be bought over the counter, but will limit consumers to only three point six grams, which is equivalent to one box of cold medicine, a month.