Drug Bust

May 19, 2012 9:25 PM

Scott County Man Arrested With More Than $50,000 In Meth

A manufacturing executive from Scott County is in jail after being arrested with more than $50,000 worth of methanphetamine.

A Scott County man known in his community as a 'nice guy' and a 'hard worker' admitted to having over a thousand grams of methanphetamine with him.

Francisco Leon was arrested by drug enforcement agents last month after they intercepted him on his way back from Cincinnati near his Georgetown home.

According the court records, police said to Leon when they pulled him over, "You know what this is about." Leon nodded "Yes." Police then said, "How many do you have?" Leon answered: "Two." The 'two' referred to two brick packages of drugs. It turned out they contained nearly two-and-a-half pounds of meth.

All the while, one of Leon's youngest children was in the back seat of his car. Neighbors in the community where Leon lives say they are downright shocked.

"I know they have kids and pets," says Rodney Goodman, a neighbor. "Perfect all-around looking family. I mean, so I'm not for sure what caused them to make those decisions."

Goodman described Leon as a manufacturing executive who was always friendly. "He's been a great neighbor. I've had general conversations with him, never seen anything suspicious at all from the house. Nothing at all."

Leon is being held in the Fayette County Jail on $100,000 bond.

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