Woman arrested in Metcalfe County on drug trafficking charges

METCALFE COUNTY, Ky. – A woman is facing multiple drug charges after authorities executed a search warrant.

On Tuesday, June 28 around 9:06 p.m., members of the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office, Barren River Drug Task Force and the Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant on a residence following a drug investigation.

According to Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office, the search warrant resulted in locating around two pounds of processed marijuana packaged for resale, which included several forms of edible marijuana. Authorities stated they also seized several prescription-controlled substances, various types of drug paraphernalia, a loaded .22 caliber pistol and a large amount of U.S. currency.

As a result of the search warrant, Gena M. Couch-Rowe, 48, was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana (eight ounces to five pounds), first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, third degree.

Couch-Rowe was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

The investigation remains ongoing.