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Authorities: Investigation leads to arrest of 4 KY meth traffickers

Seized items during the investigation (Source: McCracken Co. SO) Seized items during the investigation (Source: McCracken Co. SO)
Kenny A. Rodgers (Source: McCracken Co. SO) Kenny A. Rodgers (Source: McCracken Co. SO)
Kimberly A. Wright (Source: McCracken Co. SO) Kimberly A. Wright (Source: McCracken Co. SO)
Joshua D. Burd (Source: McCracken Co. SO) Joshua D. Burd (Source: McCracken Co. SO)
Everett E. Tabor (Source: McCracken Co. SO) Everett E. Tabor (Source: McCracken Co. SO)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

Authorities say a three day investigation this week led by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department has nabbed four meth traffickers.

Everett E. Tabor, 32, of Marion, Kentucky was charged with careless driving, obstructed vision of windshield, firearm enhanced trafficking in methamphetamine 2nd or subsequent offense, possession of marijuana and possession of handgun by a convicted felon.

Joshua D. Burd 24, of Mayfield, Kentucky was charged with conspiracy to trafficking in methamphetamine, firearm enhanced trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a 1st degree controlled substance (two counts) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kimberly A. Wright, 37, of Mayfield, Kentucky was charged with conspiracy to trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

Kenny A. Rodgers, 35, of Bryan Road was charged with firearm enhanced trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The sheriff's office reports the seizure of crystal methamphetamine, several guns and about $40,000 believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales.

Authorities say it all began on April 7 after a traffic stop on a vehicle on I-24 near the 16 mile marker.

Deputies saw a plastic bag sticking out of the Tabor's shirt pocket that was found to contain crystal methamphetamine.

After a search, deputies then found a loaded 9 mm handgun, digital scales used to weigh methamphetamine, and more than $33,000 which is believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales.

Then, on April 8, detectives directed a covert investigation on the parking lot of a business on Blandville Road in McCracken County at the US 62 and KY Hwy 286 intersection.

Detectives arrested Joshua D. Burd and Kimberly A. Wright, both of Fancy Farm, after they arrived on the parking lot of the business to meet an undercover sheriff's deputy to buy a large amount of crystal methamphetamine.

After a search of their vehicle, detectives found methamphetamine, $5,990 in US currency, a false container, and a handgun.

Detectives later found a plastic case with a magnet hidden under the vehicle that contained other methamphetamine packed for sale, along with hydrocodone, oxycodone and items of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation continued as a search warrant was obtained for Burd and Wright's home in near Fancy Farm.

Kentucky State Police Detectives and Graves County Sheriff's Deputies searched the property and found an additional 112 grams of crystal methamphetamine and additional weapons on the property.

The investigation continued.

Early Thursday, McCracken County Sheriff's Detectives got and performed a search warrant at 2510 Bryan Road in southern McCracken County.

Detectives arrested Kenny A. Rodgers after snatching 74 grams of crystal methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia and 16 firearms that were in close proximity to drugs and paraphernalia.

Authorities say the investigation is continuing and additional arrests are likely.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Office says the investigations were successful due to the support of the Graves County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky State Police, ATF, the Marshall County and McCracken County Sheriff's Departments.

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