Wayne Co. Sheriff’s Office Makes Large Drug Seizures, 3 Arrests


WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office made three arrests in two separate large drug busts.

On Saturday, September 10, the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at the home of Joshua Gregory, who was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in the sale of narcotics. During the search, officers said they found 95.5 grams of methamphetamine, 14.5 grams of black tar heroin, 1 gram of fentanyl, 103 grams of marijuana and two sets of digital scales. All items were found in a “hidden compartment” in the garage.

On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office was called to check on a suspicious vehicle sitting in the parking lot of a Monticello business. There they found a woman inside the car and another standing beside it. Two MPs say they saw a pack of cigarettes lying on the rear tire of the car containing a plastic bag of 4.4 grams of methamphetamine and the driver, Carrisa Pyles, admitted she was going to sell it to the other woman.

Deputies then allowed Pyles to drive her car home before arresting her. Once at her home, deputies followed her inside to ‘secure her keys’ when they said they saw marijuana and two bags of meth in plain sight – and then obtained their consent to search the home.

A search would have revealed other narcotics: 15 tablets of alprazolam, 30 tablets of clonazepam, two tablets of hydrocodone, four capsules containing a mixture of clonazepam and methamphetamine, a bag of gabapentin and a digital scale. The woman Pyles lives with, Samantha Appleby, claimed all of the items belonged to her, according to deputies.

Pyles is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – 1st degree (greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine). Appleby is charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1st Degree (greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 3rd Degree (greater but less than 120 unspecified drugs), Possession of a Controlled Substance – 1st degree (opiates), possession of a controlled substance – 3rd degree (unspecified drug), illegal possession of a legendary drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pyles and Appleby were housed at the Wayne County Detention Center.

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