On Friday, the Owensboro Police Department worked a joint operation with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Kentucky State Police, charged three individuals in a three-month investigation. During the course of this investigation, approximately one pound of methamphetamine was seized.
The individuals charged in the investigation were:
1. George T. Quarles Jr., 45, Hopkinsville, two counts trafficking in methamphetamine
2. Steven M. Autry, 44, Owensboro, five counts trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, and possession of drug paraphernalia
3. Christina R. Ray, 34, Owensboro, three counts trafficking in methamphetamine.
The three were arrested in the area of Frederica Street and Time Drive.
Anyone with information on any criminal activity can call OPD at 270-687-8888, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.