Search warrant at hotel in Prestonsburg leads to drug arrest


FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to the Floyd County Chronicle and Times, officials seized more than 300 grams of crystal meth, cocaine and other drugs while executing a search warrant at a Prestonsburg hotel.

The newspaper says according to a press release and documents filed in Floyd District Court, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and the Martin Police Department executed a search warrant at Super 8 on Dec. 27.

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The search resulted in the discovery of crystal meth, cocaine, “molly,” numerous prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, a stolen firearm and $200, the sheriff’s department reported.

Deputies arrested Shawn M. Campbell, 40, of Summer Shade, charging him with two counts of first-degree trafficking.

According to the arrest citation, officials were following up on a tip about meth being sold from the hotel. The room was registered to another person, he reported.

Little reported that deputies found 161 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be meth in the hotel room and another 146 grams of the same type of substance in Campbell’s vehicle, as well as a plastic tube with what appeared to be cocaine, pills, drug paraphernalia and the gun, which was registered as stolen.

The sheriff’s department says more arrests are expected.

Campbell pleaded not guilty to the charges during an arraignment on Dec. 27.

In a separate case, Campbell was charged with being a fugitive from Indiana. He waived extradition in that case during a Dec. 28 hearing.