jones yates 7 14 2017CORYDON, Ky. (7/14/17) — Henderson authorities searched a Corydon home after receiving reports pertaining to a heavy amount of unwanted drug trafficking in the area.

Henderson Police Department reported its officers along with Kentucky State Police Drug Task Force found methamphetamine, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, two handguns and one defaced firearm at the Ninth Street location Tuesday.

Two women listed as residents, Amanda Yates, 39, and Samantha Jones, 26, were not home when the search warrant was served.

Local authorities then called the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force to assist in locating the wanted suspects, according the report.

While being taken into custody by federal agents Thursday, HPD reported meth and prescription controlled substances were found on Yates. She was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth/second offense), possession of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a handgun and other charges.

Jones was charged with first-degree trafficking in meth (second offense), possession of a controlled substance, possession of a defaced firearm and other charges.

Henderson police say the drug trafficking investigation in the area is not over and more arrests are likely.

Doreen Dennis
SurfKY News Director
Region 2

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