More than one-quarter ounce of cocaine was recovered following the arrest of a Magoffin County man on drug trafficking charges.
Following a lengthy investigation by Operation UNITE, law enforcement personnel arrested 60-year-old Willis Porter around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 26.
Three UNITE detectives, Magoffin Sheriff Bob Jordan and one of his deputies went to Porter¹s home on Porter Road near Royalton to serve arrest warrants for one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance
(cocaine) and trafficking in marijuana more than 5 pounds, said Lee Weddington, manager of UNITE¹s Big Sandy Drug Task Force.
Porter gave officers permission to search his home. They discovered marijuana seeds, more than $1,000 in cash and a .44 Magnum handgun.
Weddington said after Porter was arrested between one-quarter and one-half ounce of cocaine was found in his pocket. Porter was subsequently charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance.
Porter was taken to the Johnson County Detention Center.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected.