According to a news release from the Prestonsburg City Police, during the early morning hours of Sunday, May 6, 2018 Sergeant Austin King and Patrolman Joey Calhoun were on patrol when they observed a suspicious vehicle on the shoulder of the road near Big Branch of Bull Creek. As officers attempted to contact the occupants of the vehicle, they observed them attempting to conceal what appeared to be a quantity of methamphetamine. Further investigation and subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a quantity greater than twenty grams of methamphetamine and nearly $3,000.00 in cash. Jessie Craft of Prestonsburg who has two pending Trafficking in Methamphetamine cases and Elizabeth Skeens of Prestonsburg, who has been convicted for complicity to traffic illegal drugs were arrested and lodged in the Floyd County Jail on charges of Trafficking in Methamphetamine and other miscellaneous charges.
Later that afternoon, Prestonsburg Police responded to a complaint of an illegal marijuana grow on Cliff Road. Upon arrival, officers located 267 individual marijuana plants growing on the back porch of the residence. William Osborne of Prestonsburg was arrested for his second offense of Cultivating in Marijuana greater than five plants and lodged in the Floyd Co Jail. Police ask that if you have any information about the sale of illegal drugs or any illegal activity, please call 606-886-1010.