Friday night the Bell County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at the home of 54 year old Lucas Maiden. Maiden was arrested in Campbell County Tennessee on Wednesday February 27, 2019, along with a woman he describes as his driver when he allegedly picked up drugs in Georgia to bring back to the area for sale and distribution.
Maiden has a criminal history in Bell County involving drug possession and manufacture. The search warrant was executed Bell County authorities after a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking.
Assisting Sgt. Doug Jordan on the search was Deputy James Taulbee and Deputy Patrick Brooks along with Knox County Kentucky Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Mullins and a deputized volunteer.
In the residence officers found suboxone, suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and acid tabs. They also discovered other paraphernalia used in the trafficking of drugs.
While the BCSD has pending charges against Maiden, a hold has been placed on him in connection with what was discovered in the residence and the activity leading to the warrant. He is being held on a total cash bond of $550,000 in the Campbell County Jail and will have to answer to those charges before being returned to Bell County.
WRIL reports that Maiden was arrested in Campbell County, Tennessee last Wednesday following a single vehicle accident in which he was a passenger.
Recovered in the search was a loaded Colt 1911 .45 caliber pistol, approximately three pounds of what appeared to be crystal Methamphetamine in two separate baggies, three digital scales with white residue on them, numerous plastic baggies, $32,100 in cash which was separated as if used in the sale and proceeds of illegal narcotics, and numerous cell phones.
Maiden was charged with possession of a firearm during a felony; unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession-delivery-sale of a schedule II controlled substance – Methamphetamine; possession-delivery-sale of a schedule VI controlled substance – Marijuana; possession-delivery-sale of a schedule I controlled substance – heroin; felony possession of drug paraphernalia; leaving the scene of an accident.