ARRESTS MADE: Two charged with drug trafficking

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SALYERSVILLE - Two Floyd County residents were arrested for allegedly trafficking in a controlled substance.

According to the arrest warrants issued on September 4, Freddie Hunter, 28, and Jason Lee Hunter, 32, both of Wayland, Kentucky, were arrested on August 24 for public intoxication. At the same time arresting officer Michael Nickels charged Misty Anderson with first degree possession for having 90 Opana (Schedule II) pills in her possession. 

Upon further investigation, Nickels received a written statement from Anderson, which stated that the Hunters put in money together and that they purchased the pills from an unknown seller with the intent of reselling them. She stated that Jason Lee and Freddie Hunter asked her to hold the pills for them because they thought she would not be searched.

The two were arrested on Monday, September 8 and each charged with trafficking in controlled substance, first degree, first offense, greater than 10 units.

Freddie and Jason Lee Hunter were housed and released from Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, pending future court dates.

Editor’s Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.