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Drug Arrest in Letcher County

Date of News Release: 01/29/2008

(Hazard, KY) - On 01/28/08 at approximately 2:05 p.m. Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement were conducting a traffic checkpoint in the Jeremiah Community of Letcher County.

A vehicle operated by Jimmy Gilley Jr. age 22 of Jeremiah, Kentucky was stopped at the checkpoint. Preliminary investigation led to the arrest of Mr. Gilley for numerous traffic violations. Consent to search the residence was obtained and a large amount of drugs, money, weapons and drug paraphernalia were seized.

The accused was lodged in the Letcher County Jail charged with DUI 3rd Offence, Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 2nd Degree (3 counts), Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Trafficking In Marijuana, Possession Of A Controlled Substance 2nd and 3rd Degree, Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor (2 counts), Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts). The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Jackie Pickrell.

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