150 Pound Marijuana Shipment Leads to Madisonville Drug Bust

Jared Graziano (L) Debra Soper (R) - Hopkins Co. Detention Center

Boxes containing about 150 pounds of synthetic marijuana and edibles were seized at the post office in Madisonville.

Posted: Mar 11, 2021 10:13 PM
Updated: Mar 12, 2021 4:44 PM

Madisonville police say two people were arrested following an investigation that revealed they were expecting a large shipment of marijuana to arrive through the mail.

Police say the packages contained 150 pounds of synthetic marijuana/edibles. The packages were en route to a home on Country Club Lane in Madisonville.

Jared Graziano and Debra Soper were both arrested after detectives from multiple agencies responded to a complaint about several suspicious packages at the Madisonville Post Office.

Police searched two homes in Madisonville and discovered evidence linking the suspects to the shipments. Additional amounts of marijuana products and cash were seized during the raid.

Several agencies assisted on this bust, including Madisonville/Hopkins County Vice/Narcotic Unit, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, US Postal Inspector, and the Kentucky State Police.

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