Williamsburg police recovered suspected methamphetamine and marijuana while conducting a drug investigation late Sunday evening.
Williamsburg Police Officer Justin Taylor charged Dawn M. Michael, 44, of Jellico, Rocky D. Henson, 42, of Williamsburg, and Zachary Hopkins, 27, whose address is listed as homeless in Williamsburg, with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Henson was also charged with second-degree and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.
About 9:11 p.m. Sunday, Taylor, Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White and Officers David Rowe and Greg Rhoades responded to a residence at 476 Watts Creek Road after receiving multiple complaints about possible drug trafficking there, according to arrest citations.
When officers searched the residence, they discovered about 6.5 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, numerous syringes, snorting straws, glass smoking pipes, two sets of digital scales, several distribution bags and two plastic bags containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, Taylor wrote on the citations.
Police also located a plastic container in Henson’s pocket, which contained a Suboxone strip and 2.5 round tablets, according to his arrest citation.
All three were arrested about 10:08 p.m., and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.
Whitley District Judge Fred White entered not guilty pleas for all three defendants during their arraignments Monday afternoon in Whitley District Court.
White appointed the public advocate’s office to represent each defendant, scheduled Dec. 10 preliminary hearings in their cases, and set $25,000 cash bonds in their cases.