On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in a joint investigation, the Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, the Leitchfield Police Department, and Probation and Parole officers arrested 29-year-old Stephen E. Jacobs in a search near the 6500 block of Spurrier Road, in Big Clifty, at approximately 12:30 p.m.
The search was initiated by the task force based on a drug tip sent to the Leitchfield Sheriff’s Department. Jacobs was found with materials used to make methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
“Teamwork is what makes this happen,” said Norman Chaffins, Grayson County Sheriff.
Despite criticism of the Sheriff’s Department for working with the task force and other law enforcement agencies, Chaffins sees an impact of agencies working together.
“It doesn’t matter what agency gets the bust, as long as the job gets done, Chaffins said, “we’re not in it for the Sheriff’s Office, it’s for the people, that’s what it’s about and I will do whatever I can to get the job done.”
Many measures have been put into place to crack down on drugs in Grayson County. In addition to working closely with other agencies and the task force, there have been neighborhood watches put into place; there will be town hall meetings, and more traffic checks.
The Sheriff’s Office is working closely with rehabilitation centers and other agencies in Grayson County that help with drug abusers and next year a drug prevention program will be placed in local schools.
“We’re starting to put in more effort and see what works. It does take time and if the plan doesn’t work, we’ll make a new plan,” Chaffins said.
Chaffins asks Grayson County to expect more drug arrests in the future.
“In the coming weeks there will be many more drug arrests due to drug dealers turning other dealers in, family members, and citizen complaints. We want the word to get out: There is no room for drugs in Grayson County,” Chaffins said.
Jacobs was charged with manufacturing methamphetamines, 1st degree, 1st offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged at the Grayson County Detention Center.