CALLOWAY COUNTY, KENTUCKY (NewsFirst) — The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Murray man early Wednesday morning on drug trafficking charges following a lengthy drug investigation. Over the last year, Detectives with the Narcotics Division have received numerous complaints of illegal drug trafficking from the residence of 216 Offshore Dr. in Murray, KY.

Detectives identified 54-year-old Monty L. Thompson of Calloway County to be the source of supply for large amounts of Methamphetamine and were then able to make a controlled purchase of Methamphetamine from Thompson seizing over 14.0 grams. Through this investigation, multiple search warrants were executed at an address on Offshore Dive, which led to the seizure of approximately a half-pound of methamphetamine (219.0 grams), a large illegal marijuana grow operation consisting of approximately 30 plants, a large quantity of marijuana, LSD, $6,674.00 in cash believed to be proceeds of drug trafficking, digital weight scales, baggies, and numerous other drug-related items.

Records indicate that Thompson has an extensive and violent criminal history involving numerous convictions for Trafficking and Manufacturing Methamphetamine dating back to 1999. Thompson was arrested and lodged at the Calloway County Detention Center. The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

Monty L. Thompson, 54

Murray, KY

3 Counts of Trafficking Methamphetamine 2nd Offense (Class B Felony)

Cultivate in Marijuana (5 plants or more) 1stOffense (Class D Felony)

Trafficking Marijuana 2nd Offense (Class D Felony)

Possession of LSD (Class D Felony)

Possession of Methamphetamine 3rd Offense (Class D Felony)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia