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Warrent Leads to Drug Bust and Several Arrests in Pulaski County

 

Pulaski County Sheriff Bobby Jones reports on Monday, March 4, 2024, numerous individuals were in custody following a search warrant at a Pulaski County residence.

 

The incident began when Detectives with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division applied for a search warrant for a residence located on Edge Hill Drive. Deputies executed the search warrant at approximately 3:00pmET on Monday. 

 

Authorities say seven individuals were at the residence. Following a search, Detective Tan Hudson and Sergeant Ron Hellard located approximately 18.8 grams of Fentanyl, 7.1 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, an AK47 rifle, a .44 revolver, digital scales, baggies, syringes, and a glass smoking pipe in one bedroom, along with a small amount of cash. Detectives were able to identify 42-year-old Virginia New and 52-year-old Scotty Childers, as the occupants of that room.

 

In a separate room in the residence, Detective Trent Massey and Deputy Marcus Harrison located approximately 3.4 grams of heroin, marijuana, and syringes. Detectives were able to determine the items located in that room belonged to 37-year-old Joshua Thomas.

 

Deputies also located a marijuana plant growing in the rear of the residence.

 

Deputies did a warrant check on all the individuals at the residence and found that one of the occupants, 28-year-old Erik Goodin of Somerset, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

 

Detectives investigating the case were able to located prior drug convictions for Virginia New and prior felony convictions for Scotty Childers, which would prohibit them from possessing firearms.

 

New was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Fentanyl) (Firearm Enhancement)
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense (Methamphetamine) (Firearm Enhancement)
  • Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess
  • Cultivate in Marijuana < 5 Plants – 1st Offense
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon &
  • Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.

 

Childers was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon &
  • Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.

 

Thomas was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (heroin)
  • Possession of Marijuana &
  • Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess.

 

Goodin was arrested and charged with Failure to Pay Fines (Pulaski District Court Warrant).

 

All four individuals were transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center. The investigation is still ongoing by Detective Lieutenant Daryl Kegley.

 

The Narcotics Division was assisted on the scene by Sheriff Bobby Jones, Detective Lieutenant Matt Bryant, Sergeant Ron Hellard, Deputy Marcus Harrison, and Deputy Noah Dishman.

 

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime, to contact the tip-line at 606-679-8477. You can remain anonymous. You can also leave a tip on their webpage at http://www.pulaskisheriff.com.

 

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