Two arrested for narcotics in Wheelwright

by Jackson Latta

Marilee Ann Johnson

James Michael Nicholas

WHEELWRIGHT – Two people were arrested last Monday in the Wheelwright community after Wheelwright police and Floyd County Sheriffs deputies uncovered a considerable amount of illegal narcotics.

According to Floyd County Sheriffs Department, on Monday October 26th, Wheelwright Police Chief, along with Floyd County Sheriff Deputies, made a stop on two individuals along KY Rt. 306 in the Wheelwright community.

The two individuals, identified as James Michael Nicholas, 27 of Odessa, Texas; and Marilee Ann Johnson, 24, of Taylorsville, Ky. During the stop, Johnson reportedly gave officers a false identification and attempted to flee from officers on foot but was quickly apprehended.

Officers located a white powder substance that was tested and identified as cocaine, along with a brown substance believed to be heroin. After locating the cocaine and heroin, Ms. Johnson admitted to the officers that she was in possession of two

syringes that she had hidden inside her body.

Officers transported Marilee Ann Johnson to a hospital where medical personnel examined her and removed the two syringes.

Both individuals were arrested, transported to the Floyd co jail and charged with the following:

James Michael Nicholas; Trafficking In Controlled Substance – first-degree: cocaine, trafficking in controlled substance – first-degree: heroin

Marilee Ann Johnson: trafficking in controlled substance – first-degree: Cocaine; trafficking in controlled substance – first-degree: Heroin; fleeing & evading police – second-degree; giving officer false name or address; public intoxication; resisting arrest; tampering with physical evidence.

This case remains under investigation by Chief Randy Johnson, and Deputy Dusty Newsome, with additional charges pending.

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James Michael Nicholas Michael Nicholas

by Jackson Latta

Reach Jackson Latta at (606) 886-8506

Reach Jackson Latta at (606) 886-8506

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