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Magoffin man charged with drug trafficking

Falcon, KY. (March 15, 2021) – A Kentucky State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of KY Route 40 and KY Route 1437 at 11:45 p.m. for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, the operator of the vehicle was arrested for operating the motor vehicle under the influence. During a search of the vehicle, troopers located and seized four ounces of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, and over $8,000 in cash.

Jerry Shepherd, 50 of Salyersville, was arrested and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on charges of Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating Motor Vehicle under Influence of Controlled Substance 3rd Offense, and several traffic and equipment violations. Trooper Ryan Hale with KSP Post 9 is leading this investigation.

At press time, Shepherd is still being held at BSRDC and no court dates are scheduled, yet, in his felony cases.

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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