Drug-trafficking arrest made
FAR MIDDLE FORK – A Staffordsville man was arrested on Friday on drug-trafficking-related charges.
According to the arrest citation, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Officer Bryan Tipton was riding with Sheriff Carson Montgomery on Rt. 378 on August 23 when they pulled up to a man walking next to the road. Sheriff Montgomery reportedly observed the man reach into his pocket and throw something onto the ground next to the roadway.
Law enforcement found the bag the man had thrown down in the grass, noting in the arrest citation the bag contained more than 2 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
After arresting Lloyd Perry Conley, 47, of Staffordsville, Tipton also found a set of scales in Conley’s pocket and $100.
Conley was taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where he remains at press time, charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, greater than or equal to 2 grams methamphetamine (Class C felony); buying or possessing drug paraphernalia; and criminal littering.
In a preliminary hearing held on Monday, August 26, Conley pleaded not guilty to the charges and the case was waived to the grand jury for consideration.
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.