A joint investigation by the Kentucky State Police, Arkansas State Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency led to the March 7 arrest of three Central City residents and an Evansville, Indiana, man on drug charges.
Approximately 23 pounds of crystal methamphetamine was found in a Central City residence, officials said.
Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations-West executed a search warrant at a Stillhouse Bend Lane residence in Central City at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday. The search warrant was incident to an investigation between the agencies.
Upon execution of the search warrant, officers found the crystal methamphetamine and more than $20,000 believed to be proceeds from illegal drug trafficking.
The street value of the crystal meth seized by officers is $1 million.
Jackie L. Higgs, 44, Jimmy C. Jackson, 73, and Jamie B. Gregory, 35, all of Central City, and James D. Lamar, 51, of Evansville, Ind., were arrested at the scene.
All four were charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense, methamphetamine. They were lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.
In addition to Arkansas State Police, KSP DE/SI West was assisted by Arkansas DEA, Kentucky DEA, Kentucky State Police Post 2, Kentucky State Police Special-Ops K-9 Section, Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, Central City Police Department, Muhlenberg County Sheriffs Office, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department and Madisonville Police Department.
This investigation still continues by Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations Detective Steve Bryan with additional arrests possible.
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