$45,000 worth of Marijuana, $54,360 of Meth seized by Bullitt Co - WDRB 41 Louisville News

$45,000 worth of Marijuana, $54,360 of Meth seized by Bullitt County in separate investigations

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Drugs, money and weapons were all on display Wednesday. It was part of the latest sweep by the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

Detectives believe the drugs are coming from major cartels in other parts of the country.

Over the last few weeks, detectives made two seizures investigating two separate drug trafficking organizations.

The first one turned up more than $50,000 worth of high quality methamphetamine, four grams of heroin, several thousand dollars and a semi-automatic hand gun.

"Based on the information we have, we believe it's related to a cartel," said Captain Mike Murdoch, Bullitt County Sheriff's Office.

Police believe the drugs came from a cartel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Two area men have been arrested in the case but because the investigation is ongoing, police would not release their names.

But we do know they're both convicted felons.

The second case turned up nine pounds of high grade marijuana worth $45,000.

51-year-old Thai Le and 45-year-old Raksmey Ek were arrested and have since been released from the Bullitt County Detention Center on bond.

Police believe this product came from a drug trafficking operation in California.

We're told the suspects had the drugs packed in pans with dryer sheets and shrink wrap to throw off any detection.

"The way they were packaging this marijuana, as from the way we recovered it, it was between some cake pans to try to help hide it," said Murdoch.

The Bullitt County Drug Task Force has made it a goal to go after the big cartels to really crack down on the local drug trade.

"The cases that they're working are some major cases and they're continuing to pursue people no matter where they're at or where they're coming from," Murdoch told media.

Police expect to make more arrests in both cases.

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