Ledbetter, KY (December 5, 2019) – Late Wednesday night, Troopers received information regarding possible drug activity at a Ledbetter residence in Livingston County. Shortly after midnight on Thursday morning, Troopers executed a search warrant at a residence on Wyndotte Way. Troopers made contact with the homeowner, Noah C. Harper, age 35. During a search of the residence, Troopers located more than 4 ounces of suspected meth, more than a half pound of suspected marijuana, containers of diazepam and alprazolam that were not prescribed to Harper, and hallucinogenic mushrooms. Troopers also located several items of drug paraphernalia, approximately $8,600 in cash believed to be proceeds of illegal drugs sales, and multiple firearms including an AR-15 style pistol, a Glock 26 handgun, and a .22 rifle. Residing in the home with Harper were his two children, both under the age of 10. Harper was arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail. Harper was charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 2 GMS Methamphetamine) (Enhanced), Trafficking in Marijuana (8 OZ > 5 LBS), 1st Offense (Enhanced), Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree, 1st Offense (> or = 20 but < or = 120 D.U., Drug Unspecified) (Enhanced), Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree, 1st Offense (< 10 D.U. Hallucinogen) (Enhanced), Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess, and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
After further investigation, Troopers determined the Glock 26 handgun had been reported stolen in 2017 out of Marshall County. Harper was subsequently charged with Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm). The investigation continues by Trooper Will Propes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.