Police seize ‘hundreds of pills’ during narcotics investigation

Published 9:38 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Photo courtesy of Stanford Police Department
Police seized 24 marijuana plants from a Lincoln County residence where they allegedly found two indoor grow operations.

STANFORD – A narcotics investigation that began in Stanford ended in Waynesburg early Saturday morning after police arrested two people on multiple drug-related charges.

Michael Perry, 52, and Tammy Estep, 38, are charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance; first-degree possession of controlled substance, cultivating in marijuana (five plants or more); and illegal sale of alcohol in a dry territory. Perry was also arrested on a warrant for $14,800 in unpaid child support, according to Stanford police.

The investigation, conducted by Stanford Police Officer Ryan Kirkpatrick, Captain Barry Allen, Detectives Tim Morris and Joe Gilliland and Officer John Williams, started in the city and led the team to 365 Ester Spur Road with a search warrant.

Email newsletter signup

“It was a good old-fashioned investigation with some good, hard police work,” Allen said. “It was really well-orchestrated by the patrol section and the investigation section.”

Police seized seven firearms, some of which were stolen, $3,400 in cash, 24 marijuana plants, about four ounces of processed cannabis, two indoor grow operations, located on opposite ends of the trailer, and hundreds of pills.

“Several hundreds of pills,” Allen said.

Suboxone, oxycontin, oxycodone, oxymorphone, and gabapentin were among the pills allegedly found in the residence.

Both Perry and Estep were lodged in the Lincoln County Regional Jail early Saturday morning. As of Tuesday night, Perry was being held on a $54,800 cash bond and Estep had been released, according to jail records.