The grand jury indicted a Pendleton County resident last week for allegedly trafficking heroin, meth and marijuana in Floyd County.
Patrick W. Church, 37, of Falmouth, was indicted on two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin and methamphetamine), trafficking in marijuana, driving on a suspended license, failure to maintain insurance and no/expired registration receipts and plates. The grand jury also accused Church for allegedly being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.
The alleged crimes took place on June 3, court documents say.
Church was arrested during a traffic safety checkpoint by Prestonsburg Police Department Lt. George Tussey on Stephens Branch Road on June 3.
According to the arrest citation, Tussey was conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on Cliff Road when officers learned Church was allegedly driving on a suspended license.
Tussey and other officers allegedly discovered a brown substance believed to be heroin and a “large quantity” of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine in Church’s pockets and in the vehicle. Officers also found nearly $1,700 in the vehicle, the documents allege.
Church is scheduled to be arraigned in Floyd District Court on Sept. 26.
Editor’s note: An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.