Heroin suspect nabbed on new warrants

by Jackson Latta - [email protected]

PRESTONSBURG – A Georgetown man arrested last month on charges of trafficking heroin, was arrested again this week while in Floyd County district court for a preliminary hearing.

Kaz Mckinney was arrested for a second time in Floyd County on drug charges, when he was served with warrants originating from Fayette County.

According to the Fayette warrants, Kaz was charged with possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (Heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

The most recent round of charges were the result of a traffic stop on Berea Rd. in Lexington on December 11.

McKinney was appearing in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing to answer for charges of speeding, reckless driving, -first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

On December 26 2015, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Prestonsburg Police Department Patrolman Will Holbrook says he conducted a traffic stop on a late model Ford Crown Victoria being driven by McKinney for a speeding and reckless driving violation.

Police reports indicated that while the officer was positioning for a traffic stop, he observed a passenger throw items from the vehicle.

During the stop, Prestonsburg’s K-9 unit, Patrolman Nick Bingham and Storm, were deployed to the scene and a “sniff” was made of the vehicle. Police reports indicate that Storm “alerted and indicated” on a presence of illegal narcotic in the vehicle.

As the search of the vehicle progressed, police discovered a large amount of drug paraphernalia and several thousand dollars in cash. The items thrown from the vehicle were also located, and included a quantity of marijuana and a large quantity of heroin.

McKinney, who had been released on bond on December 28, 2015, was arrested again in court on Wednesday, and booked into the Floyd County Detention center to be held until he can be transferred to Fayette County.

by Jackson Latta

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