Arrest of Public Official
Date of News Release: 07/29/2016
(MARION, Ky.) - (July 28, 2016) – The United States Postal Inspector notified Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement / Special Investigations West Branch of suspected drug trafficking involving Mark Bryant, the Marion City Administrator. Detectives with KSP DE/SI West responded and interviewed various individuals including Bryant. The investigation revealed that while overseeing the Crittenden County Detention Center Work Release Program, Bryant was Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs to various inmates while on work release. Bryant was also defacing shipping labels on United States Postal Service packages to avoid detection of drug trafficking. Bryant was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center and charged with Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs, Promoting Contraband, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. All charges are Class D Felonies. Kentucky State Police DE/SI West continues to investigate. KSP Post 2 – Madisonville, The United States Postal Inspection Service, DEA, FBI, and The Crittenden County Detention Center assisted with the investigation.
Editor's Note: Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs was raised from a Misdemeanor to a Class D Felony during the 2016 General Assembly.
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