Drug bust in Perry Co. motel

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

Police in Hazard said community meetings and input from neighbors have led to several drug arrests.

On Feb. 29, they obtained a search warrant to look through a room at the Daniel Boone Motor Inn off Highway 15.

"We had several tips and obtained information and probable cause through evidence that subjects out here in this room were selling prescription pills," said Deputy Chief Joe Engle of the Hazard Police Department.

Engle and Chief Minor Allen said they recovered narcotics and several other items.

Police arrested one man at the motel on Mar. 1 for trafficking a controlled substance. Hazard Police Department officials said 44-year-old William Wooton of Busy was arrested after several oxycodone pills were found in the room he was staying in. Wooton was taken to the Kentucky River Regional Jail. He is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.

Police also arrested Melissa Coots at the motel on an outstanding bench warrant. She has already been released from jail.

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