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Three accused of trafficking meth


SALYERSVILLE – Three people were arrested last week and charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

On June 12, 2019, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Detective Neil Adams told Mortimer Media Group he had received a tip about a car parked on the side of the road on the Ivyton Hill, reportedly with doors left open. 

When he arrived, Adams found Lloyd P. Conley, 46, of Staffordsville, Ronnie Ross, 45, of Mize, and Cari N. Watson, 40, of Salyersville, along with 10 bags of suspected methamphetamine weighing over 8 grams.

Detective Adams noted that the methamphetamine appeared to be packaged for sale. 

He also found a set of digital scales and numerous small plastic bags in a black zippered case under the passenger seat.

The three were taken into custody and housed at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where they remain at press time.

They are all charged with trafficking a controlled substance, first degree (greater than 2 grams of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Watson was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree (methamphetamine), for allegedly having a small amount of suspected methamphetamine in a plastic bag, located in a zippered pocket on a hat she was wearing.

The three appeared in court on Monday, June 17, each pleading not guilty to the charge. Public defenders were appointed for each defendant. Watson and Ross are scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 24, 2019, at 9 a.m., while Conley’s case was waived to grand jury. 

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.


Heather Oney

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