Man arrested after two-month investigation in Kentucky

Man arrested after two-month investigation in Kentucky
Published: Dec. 12, 2022 at 10:41 AM EST
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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is facing charges after a large drug bust in Whitley County.

According to the Williamsburg Police Department, 39-year-old Randy Jones was arrested Saturday after authorities executed a search warrant at a home in the 3700 block of Lot-Mud Creek Road in southern Whitley County.

Police say they found $14,000 in cash, several guns and various drug-related items at the home.

Police say the search warrant came as the result of a two-month investigation. We’re told Jones sold fentanyl and meth to a confidential informant.

“Here in Whitley County, we are starting to see fentanyl more than we would like to see,” said Officer Dorman Patrick. “We are working more cases that involve fentanyl overdoses. It’s been here for years, but we are seeing it more than we have in the past.”

Jones is facing several counts of drug trafficking and is currently being held in the Whitley County Detention Center.

Police say all the cash will be stored as evidence and, based on the outcome of the case, will be forfeited to the police department or commonwealth’s attorney’s office. Eventually, that money could be used to buy more police-related equipment.

Randy Jones, 39.
Randy Jones, 39.(Whitley County Detention Center)