County sheriffs find fentanyl in Murray


On Feb. 6, County Sheriff’s uncover enough Fentanyl that could kill 57,000 people (Dionte Berry, The News).

Drayton Charlton-Perrin, Contributing Writer

Over a quarter pound of fentanyl was found in a Murray residence on Feb. 6 during the search and arrest of two women. 

Police deputies from Calloway County, Kentucky State troopers and the Drug Enforcement Agency conducted the investigation. They executed a search warrant and entered the apartment of Jennifer Robinson, 40,  and Jessalyn Redmon, 26.

According to a Calloway County Sheriff’s Office news release, DEA statistics show the amount of raw fentanyl powder found at the scene is enough to kill around 57,000 people. 

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that currently leads the United States in overdose deaths. According to the DEA, Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.

The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet in Kentucky said fentanyl has the biggest role in the overdose crisis in Kentucky. 

Around 2 ounces of methamphetamine was also found at the scene. 

Calloway County Sheriff’s Deputy Marian Cosgrove said the search warrant was executed at the Embassy Apartments.

Robinson was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, carfentanil or a fentanyl derivative, Cosgrove said.

 Redmon was charged with possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine.

Kentucky law currently has a five-10 year prison sentence for trafficking fentanyl in any amount. If considered aggravated trafficking (28 grams or more in fentanyl trafficking) there is a 10-20 year sentence. 

Kentucky law considers possession of methamphetamine a Class D felony with a prison sentence of one to three years along with a possible fine of up to $10,000. 

Both women are being held in the Calloway County Jail.

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