Police Crack Down On Alleged Cocaine Dealer

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Pike County Sheriff's Deputies say they shut down an alleged crack-cocaine operation with out of state ties.

One man is in jail and deputies are looking for more suspects.

Investigators discovered the drugs and thousands of dollars in alleged drug money at a home in McCarr early Wednesday morning.

Investigators believe the house was the home base for what they're calling a crack cocaine-selling operation.

They believe dealers from out of state were delivering the drugs, and then the suspect, Terry Fields, was selling it in eastern Kentucky.

Pike County Sheriff Deputies are counting bags of crack-cocaine and adding up all the 100 dollar bills they recovered at a home in McCarr early Wednesday morning.

Investigators say an anonymous caller led undercover officers to the house on Peter Fork where they say they discovered the crack-cocaine, and at least 18-thousand dollars in cash.

They immediately arrested, the homeowner, 54 year old Terry Fields.

“A major drug dealer, and he is. I think the cash that was found in his possession signifies that he was dealing a lot of drugs,” Pike County Sheriff Charles “Fuzzy” Keesee said.

Investigators think Fields got the crack from out of state suppliers and was selling it in Eastern Kentucky.

Undercover officers believe Fields has three or four dealers working for him in the region.

Deputies are hunting those suspects.

Investigators also found several guns, and drug paraphernalia, including scales used to weigh crack, and Pepto Bismol containers used to smoke crack.

Deputies believe taking all of this, and Fields off the streets will make a difference.

“I think it will have a great impact, due to the fact, that it pretty well, in my opinion, shuts down his operation,” Sheriff Keesee said.

Deputies are asking for a high bond, to keep Fields in jail and the alleged operation closed.

Fields faces several drug trafficking charges and possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Officers are seeking indictments in the case.

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