FBI says more than 20 suspects arrested after large-scale investigation in Louisville (2024)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Federal investigators arrested 26 people Tuesday in Louisville as part of a large-scale drug investigation.

According to a news release Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Justice, the arrests were just a portion of the 34 Louisville and southern Indiana residents charged by a federal grand jury with various drug and gun offenses.

Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Sgt. Matt Sanders confirmed Tuesday morning that LMPD officers were assisting the FBI with "a large operation within Jefferson County." The investigation involved areas within the Portland neighborhood, as well as areas near Dixie Highway in LMPD's 3rd Division.

The FBI said the raids were a part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Portland neighborhood residents said agents arrived just after 6 a.m. and brought boxes, a safe and much more out of a home. One person said the whole operation caught them by surprise.

"We speak all the time," Marvin Travis, who lives across the street from one of the homes raided, said of its occupants. "They're playing with the dogs. I never would've thought it. Never would've thought it. If you'd have picked out a house on this block where that type of stuff is going on, I'd have picked the next block. You can never tell."

Below is a list of all those arrested and their charges:

Thomas Gunter

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Ten counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
  • One count of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Desmond Allen

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • One count of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Byron Mayes

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • One countof distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

David Carter

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Four counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
  • One count of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Lauren Baum

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • One countof distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Brandon Traughber

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Two counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
  • One count of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Jason Hill

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • One countof distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Adrian Hamilton

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances
  • Two counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Antonio O'Neal

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances
  • Five counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Randall Dilley

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances
  • Four counts of distributing a fentanyl mixture
  • Three counts of distributing 50 grams of more of methamphetamine

Keith Dewayne Settles

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances
  • Three counts of distributing a fentanyl mixture

Coy Tucker

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances
  • Six counts of distributing a fentanyl mixture
  • One count of distributing 50 grams of more of methamphetamine

Jaiquinton Wordlaw

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances
  • One count of distributing 50 grams of more of methamphetamine

Heather Boling

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances
  • Four counts of distributing a fentanyl mixture
  • Two counts of distributing 50 grams of more of methamphetamine
  • One count of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Dontray Bard

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances
  • One count of distributing 50 grams of more of methamphetamine

Todd Allgood

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances
  • Six counts of distributing a fentanyl mixture

Imain Tennyson

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances
  • Two counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Dennis Rice

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Three counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Tomerriel Macklin Jr.

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Three counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Damon Fortney

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Six counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
  • One count of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Dominique Kinnard

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • One count of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Curnesha Smith

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Seven counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Derrik Goodman

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Three counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Bruce Boerner

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Four counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Dawn Burns

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Five counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Kendall Shaw

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Three counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
  • Two counts of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Jaron Collier

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Two counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Ryan Mitchem

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • One count of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Saentay Sheard

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • One count of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Stephen Piercy

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Four counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
  • Three counts of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Sean Underwood

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • One count of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
  • One count of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Christopher Shanahan

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Three counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
  • One count of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Jason Cheser

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Three counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

Lacy Elliot

  • One count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • One count of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
  • One count of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Bard, Mayes, Shaw, Wordlaw, Kinnard, Boerner, Shanahan and Hill are still on the loose. If convicted, all 34 defendants face anywhere from a minimum sentence of 10-35 years in prison to a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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