SALYERSVILLE – Three Floyd County men in two separate cars were arrested over the weekend on drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop.
Early on the morning of Sunday, June 27, Salyersville Police Department Officer Mike Nickels pulled over a vehicle for having a tag with no record. When he approached the vehicle, he noted there was an odor of marijuana coming from the car.
The driver, identified as Shelton Dean Jones, 31, of Grethel, KY, reported did not his ID with him, so Nickels ran his Social Security number, with his driver’s license coming back as suspended. In the car Nickels found marijuana, a “significant amount” of heroin, baggies, scales, oblong tablets identified as Gabapentin 600 mg, a Schedule V controlled substance, and a small bag of pills containing numerous prescription drugs, which were sent to the lab to be examined.
Jones and the passenger in the vehicle, identified as Scottie L. Mosley, 47, of Teaberry, KY, were both taken into custody. Meanwhile, another vehicle, driven by Tyler Ryan Rogers, 22, also of Grethel, pulled over reportedly to check on the other vehicle, when Nickels noticed the vehicle did not have a registration plate. Rogers told police he did not have his driver’s license with him.
Nickels asked Rogers to step out of the vehicle so he could collect his information, when he saw in plain sight an open cigarette container in the passenger seat with two baggies, one containing a crystal-like residue, and the other a brown powder-like substance. During a following probable cause search of the vehicle, Nickels found a digital scale with a white, powdery residue on it, which field-tested for methamphetamine, as well as brass knuckles behind the passenger seat of the vehicle.
All three were arrested and taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where Mosley and Jones remain at press time and Rogers was released, pending future court dates.
Currently, Jones is charged with trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces), first offense; importing heroin; drug paraphernalia – buy/possess; trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (heroin); trafficking in legend drugs, first offense; no registration receipt; no registration plates; and operating on a suspending or revoked operator’s license.
Mosley, who was the passenger in Jones’ vehicle, is charged with trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces) first offense; importing heroin; drug paraphernalia – buy/possess; trafficking in controlled substance, first offense (heroin); possession of a controlled substance, third degree, drug unspecified; trafficking in legend drugs, first offense; and possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (drug unspecified).
Rogers, who was the driver of the second vehicle, is currently facing the following charges: no registration receipt; no registration plates; rear license not illuminated; importing heroin; possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); drug paraphernalia – buy/possess; trafficking in controlled substance, first offense (heroin); and carrying a concealed weapon.
Preliminary hearings for the three are scheduled for July 7.
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.