Graves County Grand Jury returns Indictments against Five (5) for Engaging in Organized Crime

November 17, 2022
This week a Graves County Grand Jury returned Indictments against five suspects that were involved in a supply chain of Fentanyl that made its way into Graves County in early October. As a result of this identified supply chain, one man died from Fentanyl poisoning and another person overdosed but survived after being hospitalized.
A comprehensive investigation in early October included undercover drug purchases from several suspects in Hickman and Carlisle Counties. Included as part of the investigation, was the execution of a search warrant around midnight on October 05, 2022 at a residence in Bardwell, where approximately 900 Fentanyl pills were seized among other drug related items including firearms.
The Grand Jury returned the following charges by way of these indictments:
1. Jones, Taylor D. age 31 of Graves County, Ky
Charges: Trafficking in Fentanyl
Persistent Felony Offender 1st Degree
Engaging in Organized Crime
2. Martin, Reggie L. age 58 of Clinton, Ky
Charge: Engaging in Organized Crime
3. Lutgendorf, Daniel A. age 67 of Bardwell, Ky
Charge: Engaging in Organized Crime
4. Jenkins, Thomas B. age 65 of Bardwell, Ky
Charge: Engaging in Organized Crime
5. Parker, Ivory C. age 45 of Bardwell, Ky
Charge: Engaging in Organized Crime
Engaging in Organized Crime is a Class B Felony which carries a penalty of 10 to 20 years.
End of Release
Sheriff Jon Hayden
ORIGINAL POST:
October 07, 2022
Re: Fentanyl Trafficking Investigation
A three-county investigation has led to the arrest of four men, and another being sought.
The investigation began in Graves County concerning a recent overdose that led to the death of one man, and a woman whom also overdosed and was hospitalized. The preliminary investigation has led sheriff’s detectives to believe that the substance was fentanyl.
The first arrest was made during the early morning hours of Monday October 03 at approximately 4AM. Graves Sheriff’s detectives arrested 31-year-old Taylor D. Jones of Mayfield, on drug trafficking charges.
In an effort to track the source of supply of this deadly drug, undercover drug purchases were made in both Hickman and Carlisle Counties some of which undercover sheriff’s detectives were utilized.
During the weeklong investigation, 5 persons were identified as being responsible for counterfeit Oxycontin 30mg pills containing fentanyl being sold and making its way into communities in the Purchase Area of western Kentucky, including Graves, Hickman and Carlisle County.
On Tuesday October 04, 2022 during the afternoon hours, an undercover drug purchase was made from 58-year-old Reggie L. Martin of Clinton Ky, from a residence located within the city limits of Clinton. He was shortly thereafter taken into custody after selling several dosage units of Oxycodone.
Later that night, undercover drug purchases were made from two Bardwell Kentucky men, 67-year-old Daniel A. Lutgendorf, and 65 year old Thomas B. Jenkins. Both men were involved in the sale and transfer of the same pill that investigators believe caused an overdose death in Graves County.
At around midnight and during the early morning hours of Wednesday October 05, 2022 a search warrant was obtained and served by Carlisle County Sheriff Will Gilbert and deputies, Hickman County Sheriff Ben Natividad, Graves County Sheriff Jon Hayden and detectives, at a residence belonging to an additional suspect identified as being 45-year-old Ivory Christopher Parker. This residence was also located within the city limits of Bardwell, Ky.
During that search, investigators discovered a large stash of the counterfeit pill that is believed to contain fentanyl, and sold as being a Oxycodone 30mg.
Over 900 counterfeit pills were seized including dosage units of Oxycodone, Marijuana, Hashish, a handgun and other firearms. The street value of these pills the investigation revealed was $45.00 per pill, which would have a total street value of over $40,000 dollars. A preliminary field test was positive for the presence of Fentanyl. The resident Ivory Parker was not present.
By late Friday afternoon October 07, 2022 four persons have been charged in this investigation and a 5th is being sought.
Arrested:
1) Jones, Taylor D. age 31 of Mayfield, Ky
Charge(s): Trafficking in a 1st Degree Controlled Substance
He will also be facing additional charges in Carlisle County for Trafficking in a 1st Degree Controlled Substance.
Jones has previous convictions for Possession of Meth, Promoting Contraband and other charges and is currently on felony probation.
2) Martin, Reggie L age 58 of Clinton, Ky
Charge(s): Trafficking in a 1st Degree Controlled Substance in Hickman County
and facing additional Trafficking charges in Carlisle County.
Martin has previous convictions for Possession of Cocaine, Trafficking in Cocaine, Trafficking in a 1st Degree Controlled Substances, and others.
3) Lutgendorf, Daniel A. age 67 of Bardwell, Ky
Charge(s): 2 Counts of Trafficking in a 1st Degree Controlled Substance and one count of Conspiracy
4) Jenkins, Thomas B. age 65 of Bardwell, Ky
Charge(s): Trafficking in a 1st Degree Controlled Substance
Jenkins has several drug convictions including Cultivating Marijuana for sale, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance with 1000 yards of a School, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance > 10 dosage units.
The Carlisle County Sheriff’s Office are actively searching for 45-year-old Ivory C. Parker of Bardwell and Holiday Florida on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and other charges. Additional charges are possible as prosecutors review the investigation.
Photographs of suspect listed in order of arrests.
The investigation is continuing.
Sheriff Jon Hayden, Graves County Ky.