RUSH An early Monday drug raid turned up more than 500 grams of heroin, according to Boyd County Sheriff Bobby Jack Woods.
The 1:30 a.m. raid on in the 1000 block of Stapleton Court in Rush will go down in the books as the largest heroin seizure by the sheriff’s department under Woods’ leadership.
Deputies seized 366 grams of heroin in a bag and a large brick weighing 313 grams set up in a press, according to the sheriff. The estimated street value of the bagged heroin was cited as $87,840, a sheriff’s office press release stated. The estimated total street value is just $40 shy of $163,000.
Eight grams of methamphetamine, $2,575 in cash, a car and a loaded pistol were also seized, according to the department.
In a telephone interview later Monday morning, a tired sheriff said an amount of that size is almost unheard of in Boyd County.
“You might hear about kilos being seized in bigger towns like Huntington or Charleston where you have guys coming in from Michigan, but not here,” he said. “We seized about hundred grams in a few raids during my first term, but nothing like this.”
Kasey Hall, 25, was arrested in connection with the raid. She has been charged in Boyd County with two counts of first-degree trafficking of heroin and first-degree trafficking of methamphetamine. Her bond has been set at $10,000.
Hall has a couple priors, with two charges back in 2014 in Carter County for second-degree burglary and public intoxication. She was also convicted of promoting contraband in 2018 in Boyd County.
Woods said several more individuals could face charges in connection with the raid.