Lexington woman charged in international money laundering case

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington woman is accused of being a money courier in an international drug trafficking operation based in Mexico, according to federal court documents released Thursday.

42-year old Shontail M. Hocker faces drug possession and drug trafficking charges in Lexington and conspiracy to commit money laundering out of San Diego, California, according to the documents.

Investigators say Hocker was involved in a drug trafficking and money laundering operation with ties to people in at least ten states, according to a federal indictment out of San Diego.

David Morris and a woman from Louisville, Kim Davis, face drug distribution and possession charges in the case, according to federal court records.

Drugs involved in the case include cocaine and fentanyl, according to the court documents.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation include the DEA, FBI, Kentucky State Police and Lexington Police.

 

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