Pikeville man charged with trafficking meth

James Slone

Pikeville Police arrested a Pikeville man Tuesday after they allegedly found more than five ounces of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, along with counterfeit money, during a search of his person.

James Slone, 29, of Ratliff Creek Road, Pikeville, was arrested on numerous charges after Pikeville Police Officers were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated male at the Pikeville Medical Center Clinic Building and arrested him on a charge of public intoxication.

Pikeville Police Officer Colby Hobson said it was “obvious” Slone was under the influence of some substance. Once Slone was placed under arrest, Hobson said, officers conducted a search.

“We searched (Slone) and located six baggies with a crystal-like substance ...,” he said. “The total weight of those baggies was 5.6 ounces, believed to be methamphetamine.”

Also, Hobson wrote, he found a small set of digital scales and several empty plastic baggies, as well as four syringes and six spoons.

During the search, Hobson wrote, he also found four $50 bills and two $100 bills, all of which were found to be counterfeit. Hobson said PPD Officer Austin King already had an ongoing case in which Slone was accused of using counterfeit bills for gain.

Also during the search, Hobson said, he found a set of brass knuckles in Slone’s pants pocket.

Slone was lodged in the Pike County Detention Center on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

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