Three arrested on Oakley

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OAKLEY – Three were arrested last week at a residence on the Right Fork of Oakley where police found methamphetamine. 

According to the arrest citation, on Tuesday, July 25, at approximately 8:10 p.m., Tommy J. Minix, 32, of H.C. 60, Stephanie Minix, 26, of Patchell Road, Salyersville; and Kayla J. Fletcher, 24, of Cripple Creek, Salyersville, were in a residence on the Right Fork of Oakley. The citations for Stephanie Minix and Fletcher specify they were not allowed to be on the property, located 11 miles south of Salyersville. 

Magoffin County Sheriff Department Detective Neil Adams obtained permission to search the residence and found approximately three to four grams of suspected methamphetamine, a loaded syringe with suspected methamphetamine, and numerous syringes and plastic baggies (believed to be used for re-sale of methamphetamine, according to police records.

Tommy J. Minix is facing the following charges: first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and four counts of drug paraphernalia (buy/possess). 

Minix was arrested on the same property earlier in July and charged with similar drug-related charges.

Stephanie Minix is also charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and four counts of drug paraphernalia (buy/possess), as well as second-degree criminal trespassing.

Fletcher is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), four counts of drug paraphernalia (buy/possess), and second-degree criminal trespassing. According to her citation, she had been made to leave the residence two days prior to the arrest. 

At press time Tommy Minix and Stephanie Minix are still in custody at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, and Fletcher has been released on bond.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled in each of their felony-level cases for August 7 at 9:15 a.m. at the Magoffin County Justice Center.  

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