Bullitt Co. busts lead to 4 arrests; nearly $100K in drugs seized

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by Michaela MacDonald

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 4 at 5:34 AM

BULLITT CO., Ky.(WHAS11) -- The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office recently made two major drug busts in Bullitt County that led to four arrests.

The meth is valued at $54,360, and investigators said they believe it came from a cartel in Atlanta, Ga. The case is still under investigation, so names of suspects have not been released, but Bullitt Co. Captain Mike Murdoch said the two men arrested in connection with the meth bust are local and they will face charges of trafficking meth and possession of a loaded weapon as felons.

“I can tell you from our knowledge of the people involved in the case that there is a very good likelihood that most of that was intended for the Louisville, Jefferson county, Bullitt county area and obviously spread out from there,” Murdoch said.

The second bus led detectives to $45,000 of marijuana which they said they believed came from California. Raksmey Elk of Hillview and Thai Le of Shepherdsville were arrested and will be charged with trafficking marijuana.

Neighbors said they were shocked by the arrests in their quiet community.

"There's a cartel coming up here? That's unreal. That's sad. That's my neighbor; you wouldn't believe that would happen in our neighborhood," Kenneth and Margie Malone said.

Murdoch said these busts show how serious the department is about drug enforcement.

“If you bring it through here, it travels through here, no matter how it gets here, we are going to get it, going to arrest you and put you in jail,” Murdoch said. 

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