ASHLAND Ashland police and the Northeast Kentucky Drug Task Force made an arrest as a result of a long-term narcotics investigation on Monday evening on Bath Avenue.
The task force, a product of Appalachia HIDTA, and the APD field operations division arrested Jesse R. Baise, of Ashland. Baise was arrested on charges of first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine (second offense) and first-degree trafficking in opiates (second offense).
APD patrol units made contact with Baise after it received a complaint of suspicious activity in the vicinity of 1105 Bath Ave.
The units discovered a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine after making contact with Baise in a vehicle in the area of the residence. Based on a thorough investigation and the information collected, a search warrant was obtained for the residence. The task force found several firearms, cash and an assortment of paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking.
Baise was listed as a suspect in an in-depth narcotics investigation conducted by the task force and the DEA.
Baise is incarcerated in the Boyd County Detention Center.
The NKYDTF (Northeast Kentucky Drug Task Force), DEA and ATF (The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms) are continuing with their investigation and will be seeking state and federal charges.
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