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Meade, Louisville cops make huge drug bust

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By Bob White

 

  By BOB WHITE

bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

 MULDRAUGH – Two Louisville men are facing an array of drug charges in Meade and Jefferson counties after their arrests in Muldraugh last Wednesday.

According to Meade County Sheriff Butch Kerrick, an ongoing undercover narcotics investigation resulted in the arrests of Roger D. Simpson, 42, and Damon L. Simpson, 47, who were caught with 11 ounces of methamphetamine and 13 ounces of cocaine in Muldraugh last week.

Expanding on their investigation, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force and Meade County deputies uncovered what Kerrick describes as a sophisticated indoor marijuana grow with 205 plants ranging from one to six feet tall at the men's home in Louisville.

A Louisville storage facility tied to the Simpsons also was searched and Kerrick said the building housed about three-and-a-half pounds of cocaine, $20,000, two ounces of meth and an array of drug paraphernalia.

The total combined street value of the recovered cocaine and meth is estimated at more than $135,000. The pot recovered could be worth even more, Kerrick said.

Kerrick stressed that joint investigations and cooperation between police agencies is key to stopping illegal drugs from entering communities.  

 Bob White can be

reached at (270) 505-1750.