TEAMHICKMAN delivers major setbacks for drug transactions in the county.

According to the Hickman County Sheriffs Office In the past two months, detectives and deputies have received information about drug transactions taking place inside the county. Your team went to work on developing these leads to shut them down. Multiple arrests and seizures have taken place, listed below is just a few of them.

Detectives were able to develop probable cause to obtain a search warrant on a residence located off Hwy 7. On 01/11/2024, detectives, deputies, and the SRT Team executed the search warrant at the residence. Detectives discovered approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamines and approximately 2 ounces of marijuana. Justin Ragsdale (37) was charged with possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute, Kenneth Ragsdale (72) was also charged with possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute.

On 02/08/2024, detectives and deputies executed a search warrant in the Lower Shipps Bend Rd area. Detectives located approximately a quarter pound of methamphetamines along with Alprazolam. Brian Powers (48) was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute. Powers was currently out on bond for a previous arrest where he was in possession of approximately 2.5 ounces of methamphetamines.

On 02/09/2024, detectives executed a search warrant in the Dog Leg Rd area. Upon execution, detectives located methamphetamines, marijuana, and Xanax. The investigation is still ongoing with the charges to be presented to the grand jury on multiple subjects.

On 03/19/2024, deputies arrived on Hwy 100 in Pleasantville to execute an arrest warrant on Matthew Bloomfield (43). While deputies were on scene, Bloomfield started to pull into the driveway but noticed the presence of deputies. At this point Bloomfield took off at a high rate of speed to avoid capture. Deputies initiated a pursuit, and after approximately 5 minutes Bloomfield was taken into custody on multiple outstanding warrants from different jurisdictions. At the time of arrest, Bloomfield was in possession of two shotguns. A search warrant was obtained for the residence. Counterfeit prescription narcotics were located (believed to be fentanyl), 2 ounces of a white powdered substances (believed to be fentanyl), and multiple weapons were seized.

All narcotics seized will be sent to the lab for positive identification. Please take notice of the weapons in the pictures. These weapons are not used for hunting purposes. Some of these weapons were converted to fully automatic. These are the dangers that our men and women in uniform face every day while bringing a halt to the drug trade here. These investigations have not only removed the dangerous drugs from our streets but also resulted in the seizure of cash, vehicles, and weapons.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Jason Craft