Police Chief, Deputy Hurt During Drug Bust; 4 Arrested

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

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Two law enforcement officers where hurt during a drug bust in South Shore, Ky. Saturday night.

The Greenup County Sheriff says the incident began as two deputies assisted the South Shore Police Chief during a traffic stop on Main Street about 9:30 p.m.

Sheriff Keith Cooper says following the stop, officers searched a residence on 5th Avenue in South Shore where they found 61 grams of heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a large amount of money.

Sheriff Cooper says during that search, Charles Fletcher, 24, of McDermott, Ohio became physical the deputies.

Cooper says Deputy Cody Fuller broke his hand in the altercation. Chief Bill Swords was also hurt. Both men were treated and released at a local hospital.

Four people were arrested as the result of the incident.

Fletcher, Joshua Glass, 23, of Portsmouth, Ohio, Aaron Higginbotham, 28, of Circleville, Ohio and Ruby Nunley, 31, of South Portsmouth, Ohio were all arrested.

Sheriff Cooper says the charges include trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest.

All four were taken to the Greenup County Detention Center.

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