Five men are facing drug charges after $160,000 in illicit substances were seized in a multi-agency drug bust last Thursday.
Kentucky State Police (KSP) have reported that Trooper Kyler Wright made a traffic stop along I-64 and with help from Morehead Police’s (MPD) K-9 unit were alerted that there might be drugs in the vehicle, state police reported.
Wright searched the vehicle and seized $7,043, a gun and 95 grams of suspected heroin.
The driver, Daniel Bowling, 56, of Sandy Hook, was cited for careless driving and released, but Rowan County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) Detective Donnie Hall, who aided with the traffic stop and search, developed information leading to the execution of a search warrant and additional arrests at a residence on Clearfork Road.
There, KSP, RCSO, and MPD seized 1,180 grams of cocaine, 45 grams of heroin, marijuana, $660 in cash, and two vehicles.
The drugs have a combined street value of about $160,000, police said.
Five people were arrested: Dominic Adams, 36, and Andre Hall, 32, both of Detroit; Lachan Moore, 27, and Thomas Wallace, 40, both of Morehead, and Moses Wright, 49, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Adams, Hall, Moore and Wallace were all charged with first-degree trafficking of heroin, engaging in organized crime and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Wright is charged with two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine and heroin), engaging in organized crime and possession of drug paraphernalia.
All five were taken to the Rowan County Detention Center.
The case remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 8.
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