A Floyd County man is facing a felony charge after a search for a missing juvenile resulted in the alleged discovery of methamphetamine.
William D. Castle, 40, of Printer, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Martin alleges in documents filed in Floyd District Court that, after midnight on Tuesday, he traveled to Hunter Branch while working a missing juvenile case with Trooper Mikey Caudill from Post 13 in Hazard.
Caudill was looking for a missing juvenile girl who was possibly at the residence, Martin reported, and while the troopers were in the residence, Castle allegedly placed a small black container under the covers of his elderly father’s bed.
“Inside was approximately 4 grams of crystal like substance, believed to be crystal meth,” Martin reported.
He reported that Castle was also arrested on four active warrants.
Castle was arraigned in Floyd District Court in this case on Aug. 27. District Judge Eric Hall placed him under a $25,000 cash bond, referencing pending circuit court cases against him. He scheduled a preliminary hearing for Sept. 3.
That week, Castle is scheduled to appear in Floyd Circuit Court for hearings in three cases in which he’s charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, DUI, two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a minor and other charges.

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