THREE ARRESTED IN OUTBUILDING

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OAKLEY – Three were arrested last week in an outbuilding on the Right Fork of Oakley where police found methamphetamine, hydrocodone and marijuana. 

According to the arrest citations, on Thursday, July 6, 2017, just before 11 p.m., Tommy J. Minix, 32, of H.C. 60, William C. Hylton, 33, of Old Burning Fork Road, and Felisha Crace were on a property on the Right Fork of Oakley. The citations for Minix and Crace specifies they were no longer allowed to be on the property, located 10.5 miles south of Salyersville. 

The three were found in an outbuilding on the property, where Magoffin County Sheriff Department Detective Neil Adams noted in his police report he observed from the doorway a metal pan with a crushed pill on it.

Minix reportedly told Adams he was “getting ready to do” the pill, according to the citation.

Upon searching the building, police also found suspected hydrocodone, 2.5 grams of methamphetamine, syringes, baggies, a small amount of marijuana, pipes and scales. 

Minix, Hylton and Crace are each facing the following charges: first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified (hydrocodone); prescription controlled substance not in original container; six counts of drug paraphernalia; and possession of marijuana. 

A $2,500 cash bond was set for each of them and, at press time, the three remain in custody at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. A preliminary hearing is scheduled in each of their felony-level cases for July 17 at 9:15 a.m. at the Magoffin County Justice Center. 

In a semi-related case, three days after they were taken into custody, Nicholas Patrick, 34, of Coal Branch Road, Salyersville, was arrested on June 9 in a trailer on the same property for second-degree criminal trespassing (a Class B misdemeanor). 

According to his arrest citation, he was also told not to be on the property. 

Patrick is currently being held at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on a $500 cash bond, with a preliminary hearing also scheduled for July 17 at 9:15 a.m.

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.