Narcotics investigation leads to three arrests

Published 8:44 am Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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A narcotics-related search warrant at a residence on Ky. Hwy. 698 resulted in three arrests. – Photo Courtesy of LCSO

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested three people following a lengthy narcotics investigation.

On Feb. 19 at about 9 p.m. deputies executed a narcotics-related search warrant at 6811 Ky. Hwy. 698 in Lincoln County.

During the search, deputies located suspected methamphetamine, baggies and “other paraphernalia consistent with the use or trafficking of narcotics,” said K9 Deputy Michael Mullins.

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The suspected methamphetamine was located inside the closet area of the home, according to Mullins.

Three people were arrested Feb. 19 including 48-year-old Phebe J. Wilson and 38-year-old Joey Gould, both of 6811 Ky. Hwy. 698, and 29-year-old Randall Mitchell, of Danville.

“After placing the female into custody, she stated that she had some ‘ICE’ or methamphetamine, and “H” or heroin, inside of her bra,” Mullins said.

After arriving at the Lincoln County Regional Jail, Wilson was searched and found in possession of a bag with five baggies inside it; two containing methamphetamine, two containing heroin and one which had two suspected suboxone inside.

“U.S. currency was also seized,” Mullins said.

Wilson was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine and heroin); possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (opiates). Gould was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mitchell was arrested on a contempt of court warrant, according to Mullins.

Mullins was assisted in the arrest by deputies Kyle Peters, Griffin Harness, Daniel Napier, Brian Cloyd, Sgt. Mike Mullins and Constable Eddie Brown.

The case remains under investigation by K9 Deputy Michael Mullins.