WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Deputies in Whitley County seized $22,000 and over 900 pills after an investigation that started after authorities say they received information about someone using social media to advertise the sale of marijuana.
On April 2, deputies received a tip that someone was using social media to advertise marijuana. Deputies went to the residence on RD Rains Road to investigate. That resulted in obtaining enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for a Crisp Court residence.
Deputies said that in the Crisp Court residence were juveniles, multiple items of drug paraphernalia and marijuana. While searching the residence for other illegal items, deputies located a large safe. The homeowner, Victoria Irwin, 36, of Crisp Court, stated that she did not know the combination of the safe. During the investigation, deputies say that Victoria Irwin’s son, 20-year-old Frankie L. Irwin, Jr. arrived. Frankie Irwin also stated he did not know the safe’s combination but said it contained a firearm. Victoria Irwin was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. Frankie Irwin was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. 19-year-old Cassandra White was also arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a minor.
The safe was seized and delivered to the sheriff’s department where it was opened. Inside the safe, deputies found over $22,000 in cash and over 900 pills that they believed were Xanax.
The evidence was presented to a Whitley County Grand Jury, which resulted in felony indictments of Victoria and Frankie Irwin and White on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and trafficking in marijuana.