Glasgow man arrested on manslaughter, drug trafficking charges

GLASGOW, Ky. – An investigation by the Barren River Drug Task Force led to the arrest of a man Friday on manslaughter and drug trafficking charges.

On Friday, May 13, the Barren River Drug Task Force filed charges against Tavaris M. Casher, 33, of Glasgow for manslaughter, second degree, and trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree (carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives).

The arrest stemmed from an investigation that started on April 4 when a woman from Cave City died of an apparent drug overdose, which contained fentanyl, according to the task force.

The investigation led to a search warrant execution at Casher’s home later that evening by the Glasgow Police Department, drug task force and Barren Co. Sheriff’s Department. Several items were located, including suspected counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl, Xanax bars, marijuana and a stolen firearm, stated to the drug task force.

The drug task force stated they continued the investigation and found that Casher allegedly sold or provided the woman who died with the fentanyl pills that caused her death.

Casher was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center by Glasgow Police Department.

The Glasgow Police Department, Cave City Police Department, Barren County Sheriff’s Department, Barren County Corner, Bowling Green Police Department and the State Medical Examiner also assisted with the case.