Three Arrested at Traffic Safety Checkpoint in Johnson County, Ky.

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

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A driver and his passengers all face drug charges after being arrested at a traffic safety checkpoint in Paintsville, Ky.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says Elija Jones, 33 of Mississippi, admitted to deputies that he was under the influence of meth when he was arrested Saturday night.

The Sheriff said during a search of Jones' vehicle, they found several syringes containing a clear fluid substance and a quantity of meth.

Deputies also say Jones had two bags of crystal meth and one bag of black tar heroin on his person.

Two passengers, Lindsey McIntire, 23, and Nathan Ross, 25, both of Ohio, also were arrested. Deputies said they were under the influence and had syringes on them.

Jones was charged with 11 separate counts that included driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, and possession of heroin.

McIntire and Ross were both charged with: public intoxication with a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three people are in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

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