Prestonsburg Police: Three Forestry Workers Busted for Drugs

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Three Ky. Division of Forestry contractors have been arrested after police say they found them smoking marijuana in a shopping center parking lot in Prestonsburg.

About 5 p.m. Monday, Prestonsburg Police say they went to the shopping center after getting a complaint about some men smoking marijuana in front of one of the stores.

A K-9 officer was also called to the scene, and police say they discovered the seven men inside a state forestry van.

Police say the men had with them morphine tablets and a relatively small amount of marijuana.

"The marijuana that was found, it was found in a black baggie," said Aaron Blevins, Prestonsburg P.D.'s K9 officer. "It was individually wrapped, as what we say is individually wrapped is individually wrapped to be resold."

Police say it's fairly common to come across marijuana in Floyd County, but morphine tablets are a bit of a rarity.

"I've not seen a whole lot of morphine tablets in this area," Blevins said. "I've seen the morphine patches, so the morphine tablets was definitely a first for me."

In all, police arrested three of the men on various possession, trafficking and drug paraphernalia charges. Three others were cited for public intoxication.

Police would not release the names of the men involved in the bust.

There is also no word on what sort of disciplinary action the Kentucky Division of Forestry might take against the men.

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