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CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Five people were charged after drug investigation and search warrants were issued.

Jerry Mardis, 54, from Dexter, Ky., was charged with engaging in organized crime, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of handgun by convicted felon, possession of marijuana and receiving stolen property.

Jeanie Mardis, 45, from Dexter, Ky., was charged with engaging in organized crime, trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Monte Beasley, 49, from Hickory, Ky., was charged with engaging in organized crime, possession of marijuana and trafficking in methamphetamine.

Leonel Ventura Cabrera, 26, from Paducah, Ky., was charged with engaging in organized crime, trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

Elmer Chacon, 26, from Marietta, Ga., was charged with engaging in organized crime, trafficking in methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

According to Kentucky State Police, around 1 p.m. on August 10, an investigation by them, the Marshall County Sheriff's Department and McCracken County Sheriff's Department resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a Calloway County home.

During the search of the premises, police say they recovered 6 ounces of crystal meth, with an estimated street value of $10,000, along with more than $16,000 in cash and several guns from the home. Police say they also found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and stolen property, including three motorcycles.

The investigation is ongoing by KSP.

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