Michigan Man Arrested in Drug Bust

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A Friday afternoon drug bust on Route 40 in Salyersville led to the arrest of a Michigan man and the confiscation of numerous prescription painkillers.

Following a controlled buy by Magoffin County sheriff Bob Jordan, Joseph Hodges was arrested and later lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on charges of first degree trafficking controlled substance and possession of controlled substance prescription not in original container.
Sheriff Jordan said he purchased four OxyContin 40 mg pills for $240 from Hodges out of his vehicle at about 4:30 p.m.
Sheriff Jordan, along with the Salyersville Police Department and the Kentucky State Police, found several other OxyContin pills, along with a variety of other prescription pain killers during the bust.
Chief Mathew Watson, and patrolmen Brian Baldwin and Darvin Marsellete of the SPD, along with KSP troopers Keith Arnett and Wes Collins participated in the bust.
Sheriff’s deputies Josh Pease and David Slusher also assisted.
Hodges remained lodged in the BSRDC Wednesday.