Arrests Made in "Crystal Meth Trafficking" Case
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A multi-agency drug investigation led to the arrests of three men in two different counties, the seizure of $10,000 worth of Methamphetamine and more than $56,000 of drug money. "Jimmy" Boggess, Frankie Fondaw, and David Landers were arrested following the approximately twelve hour long investigation.
The investigation began when Marshall and McCracken County Sheriff’s Departments drug detectives received a tip alleged that James Boggess was selling large amounts of crystal methamphetamine. McCracken detectives followed up and eventually carried out a search warrant at Boggess’ home at 630 North 32nd Street. Boggess was found at the Exit 16 truck stop where he was found to be in possession of more than $5,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine, an undisclosed amount of cash believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales, and various items of drug paraphernalia.
At his home, detectives located more money, drug paraphernalia, and additional methamphetamine. Boggess was lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail for Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Boggess is currently on parole for drug trafficking offenses.
A short time later, detectives from Marshall, McCracken, Graves, and Livingston Counties Sheriff’s Departments, as well as the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force joined to obtain and execute a search warrant on Belcher Road in the Tiline area of Livingston County. Frankie Fondaw and David Landers were found in the home, sleeping with loaded semi-automatic handguns.
Fondaw is a convicted felon and was wanted on an outstanding probation violation warrant. A search of the home was conducted and over $5,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine was located as well as over $54,000 in cash, believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales. A large cache of guns and ammunition was also located and seized by detectives. Detectives also learned that Landers had equipped his home with motion sensors and surveillance equipment.
Numerous items believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales were seized as part of the investigation. Fondaw and Landers were both lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail on various offenses. Police say the investigation revealed that those arrested were responsible for distributing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of Crystal Methamphetamine in Western Kentucky.