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Local man arrest in Pike Co. on drug charges

Elkhorn City, KY. (March 16, 2021) – A Kentucky State Police Trooper responded to a complaint of a vehicle blocking the loading dock of the Quality Foods near the intersection of Highway 460 and Highway 195 at 6:41 a.m. Upon the trooper’s arrival, the male operator of the vehicle was located in the driver’s seat, wearing his seat belt with the vehicle running, and the transmission in drive. During the encounter, the operator of the vehicle attempted to pull away; however, the vehicle was against a concrete barrier which held the vehicle from moving. The operator was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence. During a search of the operator and the vehicle, troopers located and seized 1.25 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, and a quantity of US currency.

Robert Miller, 33 of Salyersville, was arrested and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating Motor Vehicle under Influence 2nd Offense, Driving on DUI Suspended License, and several traffic violations. Trooper Sheldon Thomas with KSP Post 9 is leading this investigation.

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.

From Trooper Michael Coleman
Kentucky State Police, Post 9

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