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Cocaine-related arrest made


SALYERSVILLE – One man is now facing a cocaine-related charge after police picked him up on a warrant from a 2010 case.

According to the police report, Salyersville Police Department Officer Tracy Salyer noticed Julio Garcia, 27, of Salyersville, standing at the intersection of Hess Road and South Church Street on Saturday, June 9.

Salyer noted in the citation that he knew Garcia had a warrant for his arrest, so he checked with dispatch to make sure it was still active.  The warrant was tied to 2010 case out of Montgomery County.

Once confirmed, Salyer advised Garcia that he was under arrest and Garcia admitted to having cocaine in the watch pocket of his pants, where Salyer found a baggie containing a white powder substance.

Garcia is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (drug unspecified), a Class D felony. He is currently being held on a $2,500 cash bond at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at the Magoffin County Justice Center on June 18, and for a hearing in Montgomery County on July 13. 

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.




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