Multi-County Drug bust nets two people from Calvert City
Calvert City (Filed Dec. 15, 2012) Seven people including two people from Calvert City are facing multiple drug charges after police seized more than $70,000 worth of Crystal Methamphetamine, $22,000 in cash, two semi-automatic hand guns and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department a multi-county investigation that included the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms fell into place Friday afternoon when they began to execute search warrants and arrests Friday afternoon.
Darrell “Mitch” Duckett, 29, of Calvert City and Sabrina Riley, 28, of Grant Street in Calvert City are each facing charges as a result of the investigation. Duckett is facing two counts of Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon. According to the news release more charges will be filed against Duckett later. Riley has been charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine (A Class “B” Felony) and Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree. According to the information released by law enforcement officials more charges will be placed against Riley later.
According to police the arrests began when they stopped a vehicle about 4 p.m. Friday afternoon on Benton Road in Paducah with Timothy and Stacey Perez inside. The two were leaving their residence at 337 Ashbrook when detectives arrived on the scene with a search warrant. The Perezs were arrested when a search of their vehicle produced quantities of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Police says during the course of than traffic stop Stacey Perez attempted to conceal drug items in an attempt to keep officers from finding them. The Perezs were arrested and placed in the McCracken County Regional Jail. They have been charged with
When McCracken County Sheriff’s Deputies searched the Perezs home at 337 Ashbrook Avenue in Paducah they found Crystal Green and Darrell (Mitch) Duckett in the home. During the search of the home the police officers found Methamphetamine, several sets of digital scales, meth smoking pipes, Marijuana, two handguns one of which had a defaced serial number which the release from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department indicated the weapon was potentially stolen. Police also founds several hundred dollars in cash at the home. Both Green and Duckett were arrested and incarcerated in the McCracken County Jail.
As a part of the ongoing investigation Marshall County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant in Calvert City, KY. Detectives converged on 71 Grant Street at Sabrina Riley’s residence during the early morning hours Saturday. During a search of the residence detectives seized Crystal Methamphetamine packaged for sale, drug paraphernalia and prescription controlled substances. Riley was lodged in the Marshall County Jail.
The investigation then led McCracken County Sheriff Detectives, the Kentucky State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms to the execution of yet another search warrant at the residence of Barry Beard on Tom Minner Road in Marion KY. Beard and his daughter, Brittany Beard, were arrested during the search of the home. During a search of Beard’s residence, detectives seized approximately 715 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine packaged for sale (an estimated street value of $71,500), an AR15 .223 caliber rifle, and approximately $19,000 from the residence.
Three small children, including an infant were located inside the residence. The loaded rifle and methamphetamine were located in areas easily accessible by the children. Both Beard and his daughter were lodged in the Crittenden County Jail.
The news release from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department said both Darrell (Mitch) Duckett and Barry Beard have extensive criminal histories with felony convictions and will face additional charges for possessing firearms. The statement from the police said the removal of a large scale methamphetamine ring and a large amount of drugs could not have been possible without the collective efforts of the involved law enforcement agencies listed in this press release. “Drug traffickers know no borders and the cooperation of these agencies allowed law enforcement to attack the root of the problems affecting our area in McCracken County and all of Western Kentucky. The investigation showed that these individuals have trafficked in excess of over one million dollars’ worth of crystal methamphetamine in Western Kentucky.” The assistance provided by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms could result in more adequate prison sentences for larger scale criminals such as these in the near future.
Stacey Perez, 35 years old, of Paducah, KY, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Tampering with Physical Evidence (Both Class “D” felonies), Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Timothy Perez, 39 years old, Paducah, KY was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving Under the Influence.
Darrell “Mitch” Duckett, 33 years old, Calvert City, KY, was charged with Two Counts of Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon and police say more charges against Duckett are to come.
Crystal Green, 36 years old, Paducah, KY, was charged with Firearm Enhanced Trafficking Methamphetamine (A Class “B” Felony) and Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree (More charges are following)
Barry K. Beard, 42 years old, Marion, KY, was charged with Firearm Enhanced Trafficking Methamphetamine (A Class “B” Felony), Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and three counts of Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree. (More charges are following)
Brittany N. Beard, 18 years old, Marion, KY, has been charged with Complicity to Trafficking Methamphetamine, three counts of Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Sabrina Riley 28, of Grant Street Calvert City KY, has been charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine (A Class “B” Felony) and Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree (More charges are following).