Floyd County deputy jailer arrested on drug trafficking charges

(Photo: Pike County Detention Center)
(Photo: Pike County Detention Center)(Pike County Detention Center)
Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 8:42 PM EDT
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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - According to an arrest citation, a Floyd County deputy jailer was arrested for delivering contraband items to inmates in the Floyd County Detention Center on Sunday.

A Lieutenant from the Floyd County Detention Center contacted deputies with a tip that Deputy Jailer Dustin Johnson was trying to deliver narcotics to inmates. The tip said the suspect kept the drugs in his car.

After the K9 unit got a “hit” on Johnson’s car, the officers investigating asked Johnson if they could search the vehicle and he gave permission.

During the search, officer report finding bags of what they believed to be meth, several bags of suboxone pills, multiple bags of suspected marijuana, capsules of lyric, a large bag of suspected tobacco, cigarettes, a cell phone charger, and a bag containing e-cigs and vape juice.

Johnson said he was delivering the items to an inmate in the jail, but that he had not gotten a chance to take them in yet. He added that he had done it two times before over the last two months.

Johnson was taken to the Pike County Detention Center.

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