Four arrested on meth trafficking charges after multi-county investigation

 Four people were arrested this week following a three-day investigation, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. Crystal methamphetamine, firearms, and about $40,000 the department says are believed to be illegal drug sale proceeds were seized as well.

On Tuesday, during a traffic stop near the 16 mile marker on Interstate 24, McCracken County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Latta saw a plastic bag sticking out of the shirt pocket of the driver —Everette E. Tabor, 32, of Marion. It was discovered the bag held crystal meth.

Sheriff’s deputies searched the vehicle, and found a 9 mm handgun, digital scales, meth, and more than $33,000 the sheriff’s department said are believed to be drug proceeds. 

On Wednesday, detectives covertly investigated a business parking lot at 10655 Blandville Road in McCracken County. They arrested 24-year-old Joshua D. Burd and 37-years-old Kimberly A. Wright, both of Fancy Farm. The sheriff’s department says Burd and Wright arrived at the parking lot to meet a deputy working undercover to buy “a large quantity” of crystal meth.

The vehicle was searched, and meth, $5,990, a false container, and a handgun were found. Later, detectives found a plastic case hidden with a magnet under the vehicle containing meth packaged for sale, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and drug paraphernalia. 

Authorities obtained a search warrant for Burd and Wright’s residence on Rule Shack Road near Fancy Farm. State police detectives and Graves County Sheriff’s deputies searched the property and found 112 grams of crystal meth and firearms.

Early Friday morning, McCracken County sheriff’s detectives executed a search warrant at Bryan Road in southern McCracken County and arrested 35-year-old Kenny A. Rodgers. Rodgers was arrested after detectives seized 74 grams of crystal meth, drug paraphernalia,  and 16 firearms. 

Tabor was charged with careless driving, obstructed vision of windshield, firearm enhanced trafficking in methamphetamine on the second or subsequent offense, possession of marijuana and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon 

Burd was charged with conspiracy to trafficking in methamphetamine, firearm enhanced trafficking in methamphetamine, two counts of possession of a first degree controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wright was charged with conspiracy to trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

Rodgers was charged with firearm enhanced trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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