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POLICE: Largest Meth Seizure In Lewis County Kentucky's History

LEWIS COUNTY, Ky-(WOWK) - The Lewis County Sheriff's Department netted their largest Methamphetamine seizure in their history.

Sheriff Johnny Bivens had this to say about the bust on the departments Facebook page.

Sheriff Johnny Bivens states that on Saturday evening his office arrested 40-year-old Ollin Driggers of Greenup on several drug charges. Bivens states that he and Deputy Bryon Walker were conducting surveillance of an area when an investigative stop of Driggers was conducted. As a result of the stop, a half a pound of crystal methamphetamine, also known as ICE, was seized from Driggers along with other narcotics, cash and a vehicle. Bivens states that the average street price of ICE is 80.00 to 100.00 a gram. The amount that Driggers possessed was 230 grams which equals a half a pound, resulting in the largest seizure ever in Lewis County. We are grateful that this drug didn't reach it's intended location as it would have had a major impact in several communities throughout Lewis County. Driggers was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana. Driggers was lodged in the Lewis County Detention Center. Bivens states that the investigation is ongoing and he anticipates multiple individuals being charged. Assisting Bivens and Walker were Deputy Mark Sparks and Deputy Matt Ross.

We will update with the latest information as it becomes available.


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