SALYERSVILLE – Acting on an anonymous tip, Trooper Zach Haney, from Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville, responded to a residence at Salyersville in the early morning hours of Thursday. At the scene, Haney discovered multiple juveniles had been consuming alcohol in the presence of adults. The adults, Dearl Peters, 41 of Salyersville, Wendell King, 40 of Salyersville, and Leaha Vanhoose, 22 of Paintsville, were arrested at the residence.
Peters, King, and Vanhoose were each charged with five counts of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor Third Degree, and were lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.
The incident remains under investigation with the possibility of additional charges pending.