Suspect in Largest Drug Bust is at Large

Suspect in Largest Drug Bust is at Large

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Eddyville, KY

#1 Aug 3, 2010
This is in the country where the homes are far apart. Now the Mexicans have brought their drug dealing to the country.This means, they traveled all the way from Mexico traffiking drugs without being stopped or caught.

What if they are traffiking in terrorist?

This is what our local and state gov. support and also give tax payer's money to illegal aliens to support and aid them. If it wasn't true, then do the research on where "Centro Latino" aka as welcome center to all illegal aliens.

A suspect remains at large following an extraordinary drug bust Tuesday night in Southville that netted about $1 million worth of marijuana and a large sum of cash.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police Drug Task Force raided the home at 738 Southville Pike and found an estimated 800 pounds of marijuana and approximately $63,000 in cash.

Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said the street value of the pot is about $1 million.

“It’s one of the largest [bust] that I’ve been a part of,” he said, which he said was the result of a several-month-long investigation by his office and the task force.

Armstrong would not reveal the identity of the man who lived in the home, how they were trying to find him or any further details of the raid, but on Thursday afternoon no arrests had been made.

But details were pieced together from interviews with residents, at least one of whom saw the raid take place and said he could identify an Hispanic man who lived at that residence.

The Sentinel-News could not confirm the name provided, and a woman who had been identified as the suspect’s wife said, when contacted by the newspaper,“I want to talk to the police before I say anything.”

Armstrong declined to comment except to say that disclosing such information could jeopardize the case.

A resident of the area said he saw law enforcement offers arrive at 738 Southville Pike on Tuesday evening. The Sentinel-News is withholding the name of this witness because such disclosure could place him in danger.

The witness, who said he had told investigators what he had seen, said officers arrived at about 8:30 p.m. and stayed until about 3 a.m.

“I could see them going all over the house and pulling out all sorts of stuff,” he said.“I have a two-year-old here. I was concerned there was a child molester or a murder or something going on.”

The neighbor added that about 20 minutes before officers had arrived, he had seen the resident and another person loading what he called “fishing coolers” from a trailer to a truck.

On Wednesday morning he said he saw that same man, driving a different vehicle, pass by the residence driving slowly, turn around and then repeat that routine in the other direction.

The woman told the neighbor she was scared.

The neighbor said that when he visited the property that he saw where officers had used a blowtorch to cut open the safe in the basement. He added that there were plastic bags and cellophane all over the place where the officers had cut them open and found the pot.

“Then I went outside, and in the back of the property, I found a 50-gallon drum filled with cellophane papers that were covered with pink Post-It notes that had numbers on them that looked like route numbers and an amount –like route 49 and 17,856 – and there was white powder,” he said.“I don’t think it was cocaine. I don’t know what it was.

“I also found abut 20 industrial-sized garbage bags with black wrappers, and there was [marijuana] residue inside the bags.”

Armstrong said 53 bundles of marijuana weighing around 15 pounds each were confiscated from the residence after a search warrant was obtained.

Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss, who represents the area, had this to say about the incident:

“I am extremely pleased that the Joint Drug Task Force is making headways into stopping the illegal drugs in our county.

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