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Columbia-area HIDTA office makes drug bust

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On June 22, the Columbia-area High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Office executed a search warrant after an ongoing investigation in Metcalfe County.

Upon search, investigators located a large quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription pills. During the search, a large quantity of ammunition, a 9mm handgun, and a large quantity of cash was also located.

Justin Neal and Cory Jessie, both of Edmonton, were charged with trafficking a controlled substance (methamphetamine), greater than 2 grams.

Neal and Jessie were lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.

Investigators were assisted by Kentucky State Police Post 15 and the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office.

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