Subject:

Four Arrested On Drug Charges

 

Date:

August 4th, 2012

 

 

Detectives with the McCracken and Marshall County Sheriff’s Departments Drug Division completed a lengthy investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine late Friday night. The investigation by the two departments ended with a search warrant at the couple’s residence on Schneidman Road on the evening of August 3rd.

Detectives began an investigation into the manufacturing of meth by Timothy Ezell after receiving numerous tips alleging that he was involved in both the manufacturing and the trafficking of meth. The tips alleged that several other people were involved and aiding Ezell. The investigation showed that several people, including his girlfriend Trina Groessel, were in fact involved and aiding Ezell by providing him with meth manufacturing components.

As detectives executed the search warrant, Ezell was found to be attempting to dispose of a meth lab in his bathroom, in an effort to destroy evidence. Ezell was taken into custody, as well as Groessel and another female. A search was conducted an more than two active meth labs were located along with meth manufacturing components, a quantity of methamphetamine, firearms and methamphetamine paraphernalia. Detectives also recovered a quantity of Methamphetamine concealed in a wooded area that Ezell was observed hiding earlier in day. Both Ezell and Groessel were lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are anticipated. In an unrelated investigation, two Carlisle County teens were arrested on Thursday evening 08/02/2012. The two teens entered into an agreement with an undercover detective to sell the detective a half pound of marijuana on North 10th Street in Paducah. The two teens were subsequently arrested and a large fixed blade knife was found concealed in their vehicle as well as a quantity of marijuana.

 

Arrested:

Timothy Ezell, 33 years old, Paducah, KY

Charges:

Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense (two counts) (Both Class “B” felonies, punishable by 10-20 years), Trafficking Methamphetamine, Tampering With Physical Evidence, and Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursors (All Class “D” felonies, punishable by 1 – 5 years in prison)

 

Arrested:

Trina Groessel, 38 years old, Paducah, KY

Charges:

Complicity to Manufacture Methamphetamine ( A Class “B” felony, punishable by 10 – 20 years) and Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor (A Class “D” felony, punishable by 1 – 5 years)

 

Arrested:

Austin Barnhill, 19 years old, Cunningham, KY

Charges:

Attempted Trafficking Marijuana over 8 ounces, Possession of Marijuana, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (All Class “A” misdemeanors, punishable by up to 365 days in jail)

Arrested:

Bryan Mulford, 19 years old, Cunningham, KY

Charges:

Attempted Trafficking Marijuana over 8 ounces, Possession of Marijuana, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (All Class “A” misdemeanors, punishable by up to 365 days in jail)


Pictures of the individuals can be located by contacting the McCracken County Regional Jail at 270-444-4730 or McCrackenCountyJailer.com

 

Individuals with information pertaining to illegal drugs can contact the McCracken County Sheriff's Department Drug Division at 270-444-5157.

 

End of release.

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

Det. Ryan Norman

McCracken County Sheriff's Department