Sheriff Dowdy note to citizens on drug crackdown
Pickett County Sheriff Dowdy wants citizens to know that he is cracking down on the drug use here in Pickett County.
There have been several people arrested with drug charges during the past month.
Here is an activity report of those incidents:
*On December 30, 2010, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Pickett County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Malcolm Johnson, made a DUI traffic stop on Highway 111.
After placing Elizabeth Oâ€™Sullivan under arrest, Sheriff Dowdy called in the K-9 unit. K-9 Deputy Yuri, alerted to the vehicle, indicating possible drugs, which led to a full search of Elizabeth Oâ€™Sullivan, 32, 8848 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, Ky. Items seized were $236.03 in cash/coins, over 1/2 oz. of marijuana, over a pound of marijuana-laced cookies and several drug paraphernalia items.
She was charged with DUI, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule VI with intent to resale.
*Pickett County Deputy Steve Wilber was patrolling Rectorâ€™s Bottom when he pulled up on a suspicious vehicle. After getting consent to search the vehicle, he found drug paraphernalia along with 1.7 grams of methamphetamine. Harold W. Pryor, 55, 4963 North York Hwy., Pall Mall was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Schedule II with intent to resale.
*Jacob Cummings, 33, 124 Evans Lane was arrested and charged with promotions of manufacture of methamphetamine and other charges. This case is still under investigation.
*On December 21, Pickett County Deputy Steve Wilber went to a residence at 6406 Greenbriar Road to investigate a hit and run for Clinton County Sheriff Rick Riddle. After getting consent to search the home and property, deputies found the car which was suspected to be involved in the accident hid in a shed. Upon searching the residence, deputies also found pills, a bundle of needles, loaded needles and other drug paraphernalia. Eddie Burton, 53, and Dianna Burton, 46, and Travis Burton, 46, of Columbia, Ky. were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule II and IV controlled substance with intent to resale.
Sheriff Dowdy said, â€śThe sheriffâ€™s department will continue to work hard and catch the drug dealers and abusers in the community. The cases of those who have been arrested and charged will also have their final disposition published in the Pickett County Press.â€ť
If you know of any illegal activity, please call the Pickett County Sheriffâ€™s Office at 931-864-3210.