KSP Trooper Jon McGehee and Deputy Sheriff (K-9 Handler) Will Ward performed a traffic stop on John D. Reid of Hilltop Lane in Drakesboro. Officers found Reid in possession of heroin, prescription pills and marijuana.
Manny (The Sheriff Dept. K-9 Unit) was deployed and was able to locate crystal methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Officers were then able to obtain a search warrant for Reid’s residence where several ounces of crystal methamphetamine were located. The bust was significant because the value of the crystal methamphetamine had a street value that exceeded $20,000. Reid later received a 15 year prison sentence and agreed to pay the Commonwealth $48,000.00 in lieu of personal real estate; the Sheriff’s Department was awarded 85% of the forfeiture.
The monies will provide funding for supplies and equipment commonly used for law enforcement. The same day that the Sheriff’s Office received the check for $40,800.00 they also received checks for the amounts of $850.00 and $637.50.
Commonwelath Attorney Ralph Vick presenting officer Will Ward and K-9 Unit Manny a check for $40,8000. Photo courtesy of Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department.