Brandon Canty

Cocaine Traffickers Surrender Eight Properties

A total of 8 rental properties have been forfeited by two Hopkinsville residents who used drug trafficking proceeds to purchase the properties. Hopkinsville Police say the Hopkinsville-Christian County Drug and Violent Crime Strike Force recently completed a cocaine trafficking investigation throughout the city.

The suspects in the investigation were 30-year old Brandon Canty and 31-year old Natasha Shoemaker Canty. Police say through the use of controlled purchases and search warrants, this investigation revealed the Cantys were trafficking cocaine, purchasing residential rental property with drug proceeds, and improperly using food stamp cards. As a result of the investigation both Cantys pleaded guilty to five counts of Trafficking Cocaine, eight counts of Fraudulent Use of ID Card of Electronic Code for Benefits, one count of Acquiring Property with Income from Trafficking in Controlled Substance, and one count of Harboring a Vicious Animal.

Brandon Canty was sentenced to five years in prison and Natasha Canty was sentenced to a three year suspended sentence and five years of probation. As a part of the plea, the Cantys forfeited all of their rental property they purchased with drug proceeds to the Strike Force.

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