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SALYERSVILLE – While a Magoffin County man was being arrested on a drug-related warrant, law enforcement reportedly found more items on him, resulting in additional charges.

According to the warrant issued on December 9, the case started on November 15, when law enforcement received a complaint regarding the parking lot at the Magoffin County Public Library. After observing the vehicle in question, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Detective Neil Adams approached the vehicle and reportedly observed Jack Brent Crace, 53, of Patchell Minix Drive, Salyersville, cutting a filter off a cigarette with a syringe in his lap.

While searching the vehicle, law enforcement also reportedly found a crack pipe in Crace’s pocket, with residue that he admitted was methamphetamine, according to the warrant.

From that interaction with law enforcement, Crace was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (buy/possess), and first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine) and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Friday, December 9, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Officer Tipton arrested Crace on the warrant, however, upon searching him, found two needles, four small empty storage bags, and a bag of what was suspected to be marijuana. The empty bags were found in his wallet, on needle in his jacket pocket, the other needle in his back pants pocket and the bag of marijuana in his front pants pocket, according to the arrest citation.

In addition to his earlier charges, Crace was also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (buy/possess). 

Crace is currently being housed at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 19 at 9:15 a.m. at the Magoffin County Justice Center. 

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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