DUI complaint leads to drug arrest

Staff Report

AUXIER – Responding to a complaint that someone was driving under the influence in the Auxier area this past weekend, deputies with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department would eventually arrest a suspect on drug charges.

When deputies arrived, they located a 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada driven by Joshua Burke, of Staffordsville. When police tried to issue a field sobriety test on Burke, deputies said he “was determined to be too impaired to complete such a test.”

Burke was arrested and officers searched his vehicle, finding, according to reports, a plastic baggie containing marijuana along with what deputies described as “a white powdery substance wrapped inside aluminum foil.” In addition, they said they found a second small plastic baggie containing a white, crystal-like substance they believe to have been crystal meth.

Burke was taken first to Highlands Regional Hospital and then later lodged at the Floyd County Detention Center. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, and driving a motor vehicle with suspended license due to a prior DUI charge.

Staff Report

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