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News Release
April 3, 2003
Contact: DEA RAC Tony King or S/A David Jacobson

Kentucky State Police and DEA Louisville
Task Force Dismantle Major Drug Syndicate

Louisville, KY- On April 3, 2003, members of the Kentucky State Police (KSP) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Louisville Task Force and the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky announced the seizure of a major drug and weapons cache from a high-level drug organization operating in Nelson County, Kentucky.

On April 2, 2003, search warrants were executed at 11569 New Haven Road and 279 Halisy Wood Loop in Nelson County, Kentucky. The searches resulted in the seizure of:

  • Approximately 1177 pounds of marijuana
  • Approximately 13 pounds of cocaine
  • Over $300,000 in U.S. Currency
  • Approximately 60 weapons, including handguns, rifles, and assault weapons
  • Three sports utility vehicles and five all terrain vehicles were seized pending forfeiture

Francis Wayne GREENWELL, age 55, was arrested at the residence at the time of the search warrants. Greenwell faces multiple federal charges relating to narcotics distribution and weapons violations. On April 3, 2003, Greenwell was brought before a U.S. Magistrate Judge for his initial appearance and a detention hearing will be held in the coming days to determine if Greenwall will be held without bond.

"This will be a major blow to drug traffickers in Central Kentucky. The Kentucky State Police have done a great job and we'll continue to work with them to dismantle the entire drug syndicate. Obviously, it stretches beyond the Kentucky State line," said Gary Oetjen, DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Kentucky.

"The Kentucky State Police and the DEA Louisville Task Force have had a long and productive relationship and this is one example of the significant investigations our partnership produces," said Tony King, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA Louisville Office.

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