Four arrested during Labor Day drug roundup

Staff Report

PRESTONSBURG – Floyd County Sheriff John P. Hunt and deputies spent Labor Day conducting a drug roundup as they went searching for nine individuals who have been indicted by a Floyd County Grand Jury for illegal drug trafficking or other drug-related crimes. Sheriff Hunt said the roundup is a response to the numerous calls his office has received over the last several months from people living in the Wayland and Garrett communities complaining about suspected illegal drug dealing or drug related criminal activities.

Sheriff deputies with the assistance of the Wayland Police Department and Martin Police Department arrested four individuals during the mid-day roundup on Monday. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office continues to hunt for the other individuals.

Along with the four individuals arrested on drug charges, Martin Police Officers arrested a fifth individual for possession of marijuana, along with a charge stemming from an outstanding arrest warrant.

Deputies also issued one citation for possession of marijuana and recovered drugs, a gun and drug paraphernalia during Monday’s roundup. Hunt confirmed investigations continue and additional arrests are forthcoming.

Those arrested were Gregory S. Arnett, Martin, 32 (first degree possession, possession of and cultivating Marijuana, persistent felony offender second degree), Justin D. Caudill, Wayland, 33 (trafficking controlled substance first degree), Amanda Blackburn, Prestonsburg, 35 (trafficking controlled substance second degree) and Clydia Bradley, Eastern, 38 (trafficking Controlled Substance 2nd Degree).

Sheriff Hunt extended his thanks to the Wayland and Martin City police departments for their assistance and voiced his appreciation of the professional relationship and mutual cooperation that exists between the agencies.

Staff Report

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