LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police, along with federal officers, say they found 80 kilos of cocaine and 40 pounds of meth onboard a small private jet that landed at Blue Grass Airport on Friday.
Investigators say the drugs were found inside three bags of luggage.
Isaac Rosas, Cedric Fajardo, and Robert Carlson have been charged with distributing a controlled substance in connection to the case.
Troopers say the drugs were scheduled to be distributed in the Lexington area.
4/24/17 7:44 p.m.
Herald-Leader: Cocaine, meth flown on private plane to Lexington
by TOM KENNY
Eighty bricks of suspected cocaine and 40-pounds of methamphetamine were flown into Lexington on a private plane, according to a published report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Citing an affidavit filed in federal court, the newspaper reports that authorities in Orlando and Van Nuys, California, alerted Homeland Security agents in Kentucky that a bulk shipment of drugs would be flown from California to Lexington.
Law enforcement officers in Van Nuys photographed suitcases being loaded onto aircraft April 21, according to the newspaper.
Homeland Security agents and Kentucky State Police began surveillance of the Tac Air terminal in Lexington and saw a private jet land and taxi to the terminal the afternoon of April 21, according to the published report.
The newspaper report says one suitcase from the plane was loaded into a BMW car that later ran a stop sign and was stopped by State Police. A drug-sniffing dog indicated the presence of drugs, and a search of the suitcase found it contained about 40-pounds of meth, according to the affidavit.
A search of the private jet turned up 80 bricks of suspected cocaine in three pieces of luggage, according to the affidavit cited by the newspaper.
Isaac Basilio Rosas, Cedric Allen Oronce Fajardo and Robert Walter Carlson were arrested in Lexington April 21 and charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substances, according to the newspaper report.