A Floyd County man was recently indicted in Perry County on multiple drug and other charges linked to crimes allegedly committed in September 2017.

This month, Gregory P. Chaffins, 43, of Garrett, was indicted on 10 charges including first-offense DUI, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a prescription drug not in a proper container and traffic charges.

According to court documents, in Sept. 2017, Chaffins allegedly operated a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. When police searched Chaffins, court documents said, they found multiple illegal substances. Chaffins, said the indictment, knowingly and unlawfully possessed clonazepam, Zubsolv and heroin, as well as baggies used to store controlled substances. 

Additionally, Chaffins possessed methamphetamine with the intent to sell, stated the indictment. 

Bail for Chaffins is set in the amount of $10,000, and he is scheduled to appear before Perry Circuit Court for his arraignment on Nov. 7. 

He was among three individuals who were named in a federal grand jury indictment in U.S. District Court in Pikeville earlier this year on charges of possessing firearms while in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 

The federal indictments shows Amy Jo King, Chaffins and Christopher Azzle Moore were each indicted on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. King was also indicted on an additional charge of possession with intent to distribute meth.

The conspiracy to distribute meth charge, according to an affidavit filed in support of the federal indictment, occurred across Floyd, Knott and Letcher counties from August 2018 through November 2018. 

The indictment attributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine to King, with Chaffins and Moore each being attributed with distributing 50 grams or more.

According to the affidavit, in September 2018, King was found to be in possession of seven firearms, four of which were handguns, while in possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in Floyd County. Additionally, in November 2018, while in Letcher County, the affidavit said King was in possession of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine that she was intending to distribute.

In October 2018, on separate dates, Moore was located with 50 grams of more of methamphetamine while also in possession of a handgun in Knott County and Chaffins was located with 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and a handgun, the affidavit said.

Earlier this year in Floyd County, Chaffins was sentenced to three years in a 2018 case in which he was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and two years in 2017 case in which he was charged with the same offense. 

Editor’s note: An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

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