Murray man sentenced to 7 years on drug charges
CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A Murray man was sentenced to seven years behind bars on several drug charges.
Derell Ward, 38, of Murray was sentenced on August 16 for three counts of trafficking controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense cocaine more than four grams, one count of trafficking controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense cocaine more than four grams and possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (cocaine).
Calloway County Sheriff Nicky Knight’s has been able to employ a full time narcotics detective who is also employed as a DEA Task Force Officer. This bridges the gap from local and state charges to federal charges for offenders while providing more resources at the disposal of the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office.
Those facing federal drug charges have stronger consequences for their actions with longer imprisonment in federal facilities which helps keep Calloway County a safer community.
Ward was originally indicted by a grand jury in March 2022 after a long investigation that only involved the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office.