FedEx Package containing over 10 Pounds of Illegal Drugs including suspected Hallucinogenic Mushrooms intercepted by Kentucky State Police

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HARDIN, KY.  – On Friday, August 20, 2021 the Kentucky State Police reported that: Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 have arrested a Marshall County man on numerous drug charges. Through investigation, Troopers learned a package containing illegal drugs was being shipped through the mail via FedEx.

Troopers intercepted the package which contained approximately 10 lbs. of suspected Marijuana and 1 lb. of suspected Hallucinogenic Mushrooms.

Troopers subsequently obtained a search warrant for the residence of Ronnie D. Mardis, 42 of Hardin, Kentucky.

During a search of the residence, Troopers located:

  • More suspected Marijuana
  • THC wax
  • Other THC products
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • LSD
  • Hallucinogenic mushrooms
  • DMT
  • Ketamine
  • Ecstacy
  • Amphetamine pills
  • Several items of drug paraphernalia
  • Packaging materials

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Troopers also located a semi-automatic handgun and a large amount of U.S. currency believed to be the proceeds of illegal drugs sales.

Through further investigation, Mardis has a prior felony conviction and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Ronnie D. Mardis (right) was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in Marijuana (> 5 lbs.) 2nd > Offense (Firearm enhanced)
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> 2 gms Methamphetamine) (Firearm enhanced)
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> 4 gms Cocaine) (Firearm enhanced)
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree, 1st Offense (> 10 units Hallucinogen) (Firearm enhanced)
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (LSD) (Firearm enhanced)
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree, 1st Offense (< 20 units Drug Unspecified) (Firearm enhanced)
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> 10 units Drug Unspecified) (Firearm enhanced)
  • Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon

Mardis was lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center.

 

 

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