NKY Car Dealer Indicted on Human Trafficking, Drug Possession Charges

An arrest was made on Wednesday.

Jason Marley. Photo by the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

(Boone County, Ky.) – A northern Kentucky car dealership owner has been indicted for human trafficking, forgery and drug possession.

Jason Marley, 51, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with one count of Human Trafficking-Commercial Sexual Activity/Minor, two counts of Human Trafficking-Commercial Sexual Activity, one count of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor First Degree-Controlled Substance, 15 counts of Forgery Second Degree, and one count of Possession Controlled Substance First Degree.

The charges stem from an investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU).

In early 2021, CSU received a complaint alleging that Marley’s car dealership in Burlington may be involved in criminal activity as it pertains to vehicle titles. Another complain alleged Marley may be involved in illicit sexual activity with women, one of which being a minor, in exchange for illegal drugs.

Victim stories and electronic communications further implicated Marley, leading to the indictment.  

Marley is held in the Boone County Detention Center on $1 million bond.  

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