Louisville men arrested on meth-trafficking charges
SALYERSVILLE – Three people from Louisville were arrested on Friday, August 16 on meth-related charges.
According to the arrest citation, Salyersville Police Department Detective Neil Adams pulled over a vehicle on Conley Street for reportedly not signaling a turn. When he approached the maroon BMW, Adams noted there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. He stated in the citation that he could see marijuana in the ashtray.
Upon further searching the vehicle, Adams found approximately 8 gram of methamphetamine in a baggie.
The driver, William M. Mahoney, 21, and two passengers, Elijah Roberts, 20, and Joshua Miller, 18, all of Louisville, were arrested and taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where they remain at press time, each with a $10,000 cash bond.
The three are charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (greater than two grams of methamphetamine), a Class C felony, and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor. Mahoney is also charged with failure to or improper turn signal, a violation.
In a pretrial hearing on August 19, the three were represented by Christopher Moses and each pleaded not guilty. A bond reduction motion for each of them was denied. A pretrial hearing in their cases is scheduled for September 4 at 9 a.m. at the Magoffin County Justice Center.
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