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Drug-related arrests made on Monday

SALYERSVILLE – Two Pike County men were arrested on Monday night on drug-related charges.

According to the arrest citation, on Monday, April 2, Salyersville Police Department Officer Mike Nickels made a traffic stop for expired plates, and after receiving consent to search, he found marijuana and Oxycodone on the driver, Paul D. Woods, 57, of Elkhorn City. He also found two small containers of marijuana in the car. 

Woods admitted to Nickels to smoking marijuana and taking Oxys, according to the police report.

When SPD Officer Tracy Salyer searched the passenger in the vehicle, Joshua Dewayne Woods, 29, of Pikeville, he found baggies in his front right pocket, which Joshua Woods identified as cocaine to the officers. 

Law enforcement measured the suspected cocaine at 8.52 grams. 

Both were arrested and taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where they remain at press time.

The driver, Paul Woods, is currently charged with improper display of registration plates; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense; possession of marijuana; and possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offence, opiates. 

Joshua Woods is charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, cocaine. 

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.

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