OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – The Owensboro Police Department (OPD) says that on April 13, some significant arrests were made due to an ongoing and long-term drug investigation, and many agencies had to get involved.

OPD says that OPD detectives were assisted by many other agencies, which included the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the FBI. This lengthy investigation resulted in the execution of 8 search warrants throughout Daviess County. Police also say that eleven people were arrested on Federal Indictments and four people were being held on State drug-related charges.

The four individuals arrested on state drug charges and their charges are listed below:

  • Randi J Cantrell, 29, of Owensboro – Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (drug unspecified), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Cadie Goodwin, 28, of Owensboro – Trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (Greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine – enhancement), trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces) 1st offense (enhancement) and possession of controlled substance 2nd degree (amphetamine – enhancement).
  • Lance Mercer, 23, Owensboro – Trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (Greater than or equal to two grams methamphetamine).
  • Beth Butler, 41, of Owensboro – Possession of controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (Methamphetamine – enhancement) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

OPD says that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky will handle all federal charges related to this investigation. Police also say that more charges and arrests are expected as this investigation continues.