GRETHEL – Sheriff John Hunt and Floyd County deputies were in the Mud Creek area where they arrested five individuals all from the Grethel and Teaberry communities of Floyd County on drug-related charges on Wednesday. The arrest is the result of a crackdown on drug activity in Floyd County.
When Hunt campaigned for sheriff, he vowed to do something about the drug problem in Eastern Kentucky and that is exactly what he is doing. He is putting drug dealers behind bars thanks to the help of Floyd County citizens who take the time to call the anonymous tip line. Drug investigations have been underway throughout the county over the last several months.
These investigations often begin when a citizen calls in on the anonymous tip line to alert the sheriff’s office of illegal drug activity being done in their community.
Four of the individuals arrested were charged with trafficking in illegal drugs that include prescription pills such as opiates, Suboxone and several more. When deputies arrived it appeared one of the individuals arrested was in the process of completing a drug deal. When police arrived it appeared money was changing hands and a transaction was being made. The individual, Brandon Cory Williams, noticed the police pull in and began to run, dropping evidence in the grass that was later recovered by police.
The following five individuals were arrested and transported to the Floyd County Jail: Brandon Cory Williams, 32, of Teaberry (two counts of trafficking illegal narcotics second degree, fleeing and evading police, second degree, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, along with outstanding bench warrants); Joseph Hamilton, 45, of Teaberry (trafficking in illegal narcotics, first degree); Stacy Hall, 30, of Teaberry (two counts of trafficking in illegal narcotics, first degree); Regina Williams, 51, of Grethel (public intoxication).
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.