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Nearly 3 pounds of Methamphetamine seized in drug investigation in Barbourville - 2 arrested

From the Barbourville Police Department -

Chief Winston Tye reports that on Friday, September 30, 2022, the Barbourville Police Department continued an ongoing investigation into the distribution of Methamphetamine. During the investigation law enforcement was able to identify 41-year-old Randall Bays of Himyar, Ky., as a large source of methamphetamine in Knox County. Through the investigation it was determined that Bays was transporting large quantities from outside the county and distributing it in Knox County.


Sergeant Adam Townsley received information that Bays was making a trip to obtain a large quantity of Methamphetamine. Law enforcement then began surveillance for the vehicle being used and located it traveling on US25E in Barbourville.


A traffic stop was performed on the vehicle by Officer Karl Middleton, occupied by Bays and a female identified as 47-year-old Stacie Goley from Gray. While on the stop, K9-Sergeant Eric Martin deployed his K-9 Chaby for a fresh air sniff of the vehicle which detected an odor of narcotics showing a positive alert. During a search of the vehicle nearly (3) three pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine was located concealed in coffee cans. Both Bays and Goley were arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.


The investigation continues by Sergeant Adam Townsley, Officer Karl Middleton, and Officer Tyler Fuson. They were assisted in the investigation by K9-Sergeant Eric Martin and his partner Chaby.

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