Drug-Dealing Complaint Leads To Arrests

SALYERSVILLE – An investigation into possible drug-dealing from a local motel led to the arrests of two Magoffin County residents on Tuesday, October 2.

UNITE detectives arrested 27-year-old Ashley Minix and 25-year-old John C. Whitaker, both of Salyersville. Each was charged with one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

“We received a complaint from the Salyersville Police Department that these individuals were selling drugs from the Parkway Motel on Route 460,” said Iain Dalrymple, manager of UNITE’s Big Sandy Drug Task Force.

“Our detectives, along with two officers from the Salyersville PD, went to the motel around 8:30 a.m. and spoke with the suspects,” Dalrymple continued. “They gave us permission to search the room and discovered two 80mg OxyContin tablets along with 58 Adipex tablets.”

Adipex is a stimulant similar to an amphetamine that is used as an appetite suppressant.

They were lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

For more information about Operation UNITE visit their website at www.operationunite.org.

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