Deputies Express Extra Concern Over Boyd County Drug Bust

By: Olivia Fecteau Email
By: Olivia Fecteau Email

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – Pills taken off the street in an undercover bust may not contain what was advertised, Boyd County Sheriff’s deputies say.

Undercover officers with the Boyd County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force bought pills that were supposed to be 25- and 35-milligram oxycodone tablets and morphine sulfates. However, they say field tests showed the unmarked and unsealed capsules might contain 100 percent heroin.

"It's the first time we've seen them in a long time that has no numbers or markings of any kind on them to see what they are,” Sgt. Rob Donta said.

The controlled buys took place at Bruce Apartments on Clements Drive in Ashland.

Deputies say this is where Stephen Wilson lived. Stephen Wilson and Billy Wilson were both arrested and will face charges of trafficking in a controlled substance.

Crystal Spluge-Wilson was also arrested and will face a charge of complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance.

Deputies say she is married to Billy Wilson. She is accused of driving the car in which all three suspects were riding.

Donta told WSAZ.com Billy Wilson has identification from Florida and that he told officers that’s where he was getting the pills.

"If they are actually heroin, people's thinking that they're taking a prescribed 35-milligram or a 25-milligram oxycodone, there's never the same amount in heroin, you know, they're different purity,” Donta said. “One time could kill them, if that's what's actually in it."

Donta said they will be sending these pills to a lab to confirm whether they contain heroin. He said the pills aren’t airtight and sealed with glue, which is an indicator that they may not be what they were sold as. He said that Spluge-Wilson had empty capsules with her as well.

Deputies also found nearly $700 in cash and seized a 2007 Cadillac Escalade at the time of the arrests. Donta said there were young children in Stephen Wilson’s apartment at the time of the drug deals.

All three are being held at the Boyd County Detention Center.


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