Hardin County man busted with 10 pounds of pot, hallucinogens: KSP

HARDIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – 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 pounds of suspected marijuana and one pound of suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms, the KSP said in a statement.

Troopers subsequently obtained a search warrant for the residence of 42-year-old Ronnie D. Mardis, of Hardin, Ky.

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, and several items of drug paraphernalia and packaging materials, according to the KSP.

Troopers also located a semi-automatic handgun and a large amount of U.S. currency believed to be the proceeds of illegal drugs sales, troopers noted, adding Mardis is a convicted felon prohibited from having a gun.

Mardis was charged with:

  • 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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