One of the Largest Drug Seizures in the History of Pike County


Pike County Sheriff James E. Nelson reports one of the largest drug seizures in the history of Pike County.

The Pike County Drug Task Force received information about a large amount of drugs being trafficked Tuesday, and successfully conducted a narcotics search warrant at a residence Germany Road.

48-year-old Robert Cordell and 45-year-old Terry Kisor were apprehended in a vehicle there. Inside the home, owner 38-year-old Marcia Boyd Peters was arrested, along with 37-year-old Carl Christian, Jr. and 18-year-old Sierra Simmons.

The seizure included more than $22,000 in cash and coin, three vehicles, firearms, bank cards...and four safes which were opened after obtaining a warrant. Inside three vehicles was a large amount of drugs that were packaged for distribution.

Suspected drugs include more than a pound of “Ice” methamphetamine, black tar heroin, crack, marijuana, and miscellaneous pills including an ingredient for methamphetamine.

Suspects arrested on scene are being held on various charges.

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The original news release:

Pike County Sheriff James E. Nelson reports that on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 The Pike County Drug Task Force successfully conducted a narcotics search warrant at a residence located on Germany Road which resulted in the apprehension and arrest of multiple suspects and the seizure of a large amount of drugs, cash and weapons.

The Pike County Drug Task Force composed of Pike County Deputies and Piketon Police Officers received information of large amounts of drugs being trafficked from a residence on Germany Rd. After a lengthy investigation, a search warrant was issued and the task force moved in swiftly.

Arriving at the residence, the task force encountered a vehicle occupied by 48 yr old Robert Cordell and 45 yr old Terry Kisor. Members of the task force quickly apprehended Cordell and Kisor, and placed them into custody while other task force members proceeded to the residence where, home owner, 38 yr old, Marcia Boyd Peters, and two others, 37 yr old Carl Christian Jr and 18 yr old Sierra Simmons were also arrested.

Suspects arrested on scene were transported to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office while the task force conducted their search of the home and property. Multiple items were seized from the home and property, including out buildings and vehicles, which consisted of what is believed to be a large amount of drugs, along with cash, fire arms, bank cards and four safes.

The task force conducted a search of three vehicles on the property which were used in the trafficking of drugs, and discovered a large amount of drugs that were packaged for distribution. All three vehicles were seized and towed to PCSO impound lot.

On Thursday a warrant was obtained for the four safes, and with the help of Waverly Fire Department, were opened today. Inside were miscellaneous items, a large amount of cash and coins, two hand guns (one of which was stolen), drugs, drug instruments, and items used in trafficking drugs.

The seizure of 469+ grams (just over one pound) of what is believed to be “Ice” methamphetamine, an unknown amount of what is believed to be black tar heroin, crack, marijuana, and an undetermined amount of miscellaneous pills, including pseudoephedrine, which is used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and $22,092.48 in cash and coin, makes this one of the largest drug seizures in Pike County.

Evidence will be sent out for analysis to determine an accurate weight and positive drug identification. Suspects arrested on scene, are being held on various charges.