Drug Task Force in Madison County makes big seizure

Drug Bust

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Madison County AHIDTA Drug Task Force made its biggest heroin seizure since its inception two years ago, leading to four arrests.

The task force executed search warrants at two residences in Madison County on Tuesday, as part of an on-going investigation.

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Investigators say they seized 1.6 pounds of heroin, approximately 14-grams of methamphetamine, 3.8 ounces of marijuana and eight Ecstasy tablets.

According to the task force, 50-year old Suzanne A. Warford, of Richmond; 35-year old Tirell D. Matlock, of Berea; 40-year old Donald K. Chambers, of Berea and 32-year old Martez L. Edwards, of Detroit, Michigan, were arrested and charged with Aggravated Trafficking in a Controlled Substance. All four suspects were lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

“This is the biggest heroin seizure since the inception of the Madison County AHIDTA task force in 2015,” said Task Force Director Rodney Tudor. “These arrests are the result of more than a year-long investigation, and a great example of the work the task force is doing. Drug cases like this are extremely complex, and require many hours of hard work by our investigators, who diligently strive to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations operating within our community”.

The Madison County AHIDTA drug task force is comprised of the Kentucky State Police, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Richmond Police Department, Berea Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.