Covert drug investigation ends in arrest, drugs and money seized

Covert drug investigation ends in arrest, drugs and money seized
Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department’s Drug Division say they seized pounds of methamphetamine during a covert joint law enforcement investigation. (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A joint law enforcement investigation ends with the arrest of a Kevil, Kentucky man.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, detectives with their Drug Division, along with Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA, seized approximately 512 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 134 grams of marijuana and $6,609 in cash after a traffic stop Monday evening, Dec. 10.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Dept. says this is a photo of some of the drugs and money seized during a covert drug investigation.
The McCracken County Sheriff's Dept. says this is a photo of some of the drugs and money seized during a covert drug investigation. (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.)

Brandon Hunter, 36 of Kevil, was arrested after the traffic stop near the intersection of U.S. Hwy 60 W. and Cairo Rd.

Brandon Hunter, 36 of Kevil, was arrested after the traffic stop and faces drug charges.
Brandon Hunter, 36 of Kevil, was arrested after the traffic stop and faces drug charges. (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.)

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department says, prior to the traffic stop, Hunter allegedly delivered a quantity of methamphetamine at a parking lot of a business.

Hunter was booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail on $30,000 bond.

As part of the covert drug investigation, detectives along with Ballard County Sheriff’s deputies searched Hunter’s residence and vehicles on the property at 7762 Paducah Rd.

During the search authorities say they seized a pound of methamphetamine, marijuana, scales, drug paraphernalia and three handguns.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department says Hunter is a convicted felon and was on parole at the time of his arrest for trafficking in cocaine.

Hunter faces drug charges and could face additional charges.

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