SALYERSVILLE – Two people were arrested last week on school-owned property with reported drugs and a small child in the vehicle.
Around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 7, Salyersville Police Department Officer Mike Nickels, who serves as a School Resource Officer for the Magoffin County School District, was driving on Hornet Drive when he saw a male subject and his girlfriend sitting on school property.
Brandon Todd Brown, 30, of Salyersville, was reportedly standing next to the vehicle talking to the other occupant, Desirae Cherokee Williams, 25, of Bagdad, KY. Officer Nickels asked Brown to step away from the vehicle and asked why they were on school property, with Brown stating he was having trouble with his vehicle, according to the police report.
Brown allowed Nickels to pat him down, at which time Nickels reportedly found a small bag with a crystal-like substance in his pocket, as well as some straws. In the car, Nickels found a pipe that had been used for marijuana, according to the arrest citation.
A 5-year-old child was in the car, with police noting in the citation that the child had tested positive for COVID-19, but had not been taken to the hospital.
The Division of Protection and Permanency and Salyersville Police Chief Neil Adams were also called for assistance.
Brown was arrested and charged with buying or possessing drug paraphernalia; possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, methamphetamine; and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Williams was also arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.
Both were taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, with Williams being released a few days later and Brown still being held at the jail at press time.
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.