EDDYVILLE - Members of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office along with members of the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force have assisted in a large drug trafficking bust this week, as three suspects have been apprehended and more than $100,000 in cash seized.
The Kentucky State Police and DEA report they have recently ended an extensive investigation of a large methamphetamine trafficking ring in Western Kentucky, where during the investigation, KSP and DEA, along with the help of the other law enforcement agencies, have been able to identify several different individuals in the area dealing in large amounts of methamphetamine.
On Monday, narcotics detectives seized over $110,000 cash of illegal drug proceeds. Today, the three individuals were taken into federal custody during a traffic stop near Eddyville. Detectives arrested Baltazar Insunza, a 31-year-old Hispanic male, also identified as an illegal alien, along with Ramos Reyes, a 47-year-old Hispanic male.
The subjects were stopped driving a 2001 Ford Focus hatchback which contained hidden compartments that were believed to have been used to transport large amounts of methamphetamine from Alabama to Kentucky. Also arrested in connection to the investigation was local resident Fawn Cerda, 28 years of age. All three suspects were lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail.
The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department Drug Division also assisted in the investigation.