Undercover Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron, an undercover drug investigation has led to the arrest of a Wayne County man on drug and firearm charges.
The investigation into the illegal sales of narcotics was conducted by Deputy Derek Dennis. Deputy Dennis’s investigation uncovered information that led him in obtaining a search warrant for a residence on Cardinal Avenue in Monticello. Deputy Dennis with the assistance of Deputy Joe Horne executed the search warrant on that residence at approximately 5:26 pm on August 3, 2022. The search warrant resulted in approximately 7 grams of methamphetamine, plastic baggies, digital scales both commonly used in the illegal sales of methamphetamine, a glass smoking pipe common with drug use, and a 22-caliber rifle being seized.
Deputy Dennis charged and arrested Jason Dennis of Monticello, Ky. for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, trafficking in a controlled substance-1st degree (greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dennis was also arrested on a Wayne County District Court Warrant of Arrest for failure to appear for a Motion Hour on the underlying charge of theft by deception-including cold checks.
Jason Dennis was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.
The investigation into the illegal sales of narcotics is continuing by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.