An apparent drug transaction Monday along Route 114 near Salyersville had an unwanted visitor in the form of Magoffin County Sheriff Bob Jordan.
After receiving a report of an erratic driver, Sheriff Jordan located the vehicle in question parked along side another vehicle.
Upon further investigation, Jordan discovered what he said was a drug deal involving James D. Derrossitt, of Lexington, and Kevin W. Dotson, of Prestonsburg.
Jordan said the two were exchanging pills for money with Derrossitt reportedly selling prescription medication to Dotson.
According to Jordan, Derossitt had three prescription bottles calling for a total of 480 Oxycodone 30 mg and 120 Oxycodone 15 mg. The medication, the sheriff said, had been prescribed by a single doctor and filled at a pharmacy in Okeechobee, Florida the previous day.
At the time of the bust, almost 500 of the pills were missing, with some in an unlabeled bottle along with four and one half Zanax. The remaining pills and $2,600 in cash was confiscated.
Jordan said Dotson claimed he was meeting Derrossitt to loan him $1,000. The sheriff reported that Derrossitt claimed the two met because he wanted to borrow $700 from Dotson.
Both men were arrested and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville on charges of trafficking in controlled substance first degree, first offense, trafficking in controlled substance second degree, first offense, and controlled substance prescription not in original container.
Jordan said he also discovered during the arrest paper work on a Boone County warrant for trafficking that had been served on Derrossitt.