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Multi-Million Dollar Drug Bust

Posted at 6:41 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 18:41:22-05

(LEX 18)– A Corbin man is charged in connection with a multi-state drug scheme that brought in cash and marijuana. Investigators said it could indeed involve a cartel.

More than three million dollars in cash and marijuana were found in Clarksville, Indiana. Drugs were dumped in storage units after coming in from California, then distributed to Corbin. Clarksville Police said that Anthony Sansone of Florida and 20-year-old Keegan Smith, of Corbin, were selling the drugs.

Police said there is video where Sansone is seen loading multiple boxes of marijuana into storage units from a white van. An operations investigator said this went on for months.

“Roughly 6 to 8 hours later, Keegan Smith, from Corbin, Kentucky, would come pick up the marijuana and transport it back to Corbin, Kentucky,” said Detective Joe DeMoss.  Authorities said Keegan Smith would sell or distribute the marijuana to teens at the Laurel County Skate Park.

In October, police said they arrested a 16-year-old and found 11 pounds of marijuana, vape pens, and marijuana-laced gummies. They also found guns.

“We have a case like this and we know for sure these individuals are letting marijuana get into our schools and dealing to kids, then we’re going to work this case,” said DeMoss.

Kentucky State Police played a key role in this investigation. The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the case too.