New details of July Lexington, Ky drug bust; subject was asleep on Tates Creek w/ AK-47 in lap

Lexington, Ky–Last Thursday, the United States District Court released new details from a criminal complaint and indictment where 2,2071.2 gross grams (gg) of suspected methamphetamine, 140 suspected Percocet pills, 111.2 gg of suspected cocaine, 44.6 gg of suspected crack cocaine, 47.5 gg of suspected marijuana, 92 suspected Hydrocodone pills, 10 suspected Xanax pills, 43.7 gg of suspected MDMA, a Springfield Hellcat 9mm handgun, a Smith and Wesson 9mm SDVE9, a Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm Shield.

On July 26, 2022, at approximately 7:46 am, members of Lexington Police Department (LPD) and Fire Department (LFD) were dispatched to the area of Man O’ War and Tate’s Creek Road, in Lexington, Kentucky, in regard to a “subject down.”

Specifically, the dispatch call described a stalled vehicle in the roadway with an unconscious driver. Upon their arrival, members of the LFD observed a 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, with North Carolina license plates, stopped in the roadway. When members of LFD approached, a member of the fire department observed the driver in the driver seat.

LFD observed an AK-47 style pistol on Davis’s lap. Davis appeared to be unconscious.

Members of LFD were able to remove the AK-47 pistol and place it on top of the Malibu for safety.

LPD officer Jason Mitchell arrived shortly after and approached the Malibu. When Ofc Mitchell neared the Malibu, he detected the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Members of LFD and LPD observed that he appeared to be under the influence, and was very unsteady on his feet as he exited the Malibu. A short time later, LPD Sergeant Scott Perrine arrived on scene and observed him receiving a medical evaluation near a LFD ambulance.

SGT Perrine approached the Malibu and observed the aforementioned AK-47 pistol on the top of the vehicle. SGT Perrine advised OFC Mitchell to stay with the subject while he received medical treatment. Members of LFD, along with OFC Mitchell, transported him to Good Samaritan Hospital for medical clearance.

SGT Perrine returned to the Malibu and detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle as well. Based of the odor of marijuana, SGT Perrine began a probable cause search of the vehicle. During the search, SGT Perrine located three handguns under the driver seat, suspected crack cocaine in the center console, and a plastic bag containing white powder in the center console. While searching the trunk of the vehicle, SGT Perrine located a cardboard box that contained a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine. At that time, a severe rainstorm was in the area and SGT Perrine was unable to continue the search. SGT Perrine arranged for the vehicle to be towed to a secure location while he drafted a search warrant.

SGT Perrine subsequently obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and it was executed at approximately 11:13 p.m. of the same day. During the execution of the search warrant on the vehicle, members of the Drug Enforcement Administration and LPD located and seized the contraband.

Additionally, the subject was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a prior felony conviction.

The subject was indicted on 8 federal charges on Thursday in Lexington:

  • Possession with intent to distribute heroin mixture
  • Possession with intent to distribute Fluorofentanyl mixture
  • Possession with intent to distribute meth mixture
  • Possession with intent to distribute cocaine
  • Trafficking over 50 grams methamphetamine
  • Illegal possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Illegal possession of a firearm by domestic violence offender
  • Possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes