Meth-related arrest made on Scotts Branch

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SALYERSVILLE – A Morgan County woman was arrested in Salyersville last week on charges related to methamphetamine.

According to the arrest citation, on last Wednesday, June 28, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Detective Neil Adams went to a camper on Scotts Branch in reference to a meth trafficking complaint. 

Samantha J. Cantrell, 36, of West Liberty, reportedly came to the door and told the officer he could look in the camper. 

Detective Adams noted in the police report that he noticed numerous small plastic baggies on the table and one baggie had a rock-like substance he suspected to be meth, though Cantrell allegedly tried to hide it. 

He saw another baggie with suspect meth inside it, and reported he found three or four marijuana roaches and numerous syringes and pipes used for consuming narcotics. Adams stated in the report that he found hundreds of small plastic baggies he suspected to be used for selling methamphetamine.

Cantrell is currently being housed at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond and facing the following charges: two counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine (Class D felonies), possession of marijuana (a class B misdemeanor), and six counts of drug paraphernalia -buy/possess (Class A misdemeanors). 

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