PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A late-afternoon search lands a Science Hill convicted felon
in jail and removes more than three ounces of meth from the streets.
According to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Greg Speck, 47-year-old Danny G. Butt, of 223 Mount Hope Road in Science Hill, is charged with first-degree meth trafficking and first-degree heroin trafficking, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a handgun by a felon.
Both trafficking charges were second or greater offenses.
Speck said sheriff’s deputies and agents from the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force arrived at Butt’s the residence to serve a search warrant generated from information uncovered by the Narcotics Division of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.
During the search, officers uncovered 95.1 grams of methamphetamine, 7.6 grams of heroin, Suboxone, digital scales, baggies, approximately $2,400 in cash, and
numerous firearms, Speck said, noting Butt has numerous drug trafficking convictions.
In a second case, 30-year-old Brandon Mayfield, of Hacker Road in Somerset, was arrested
just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the sheriff, Deputy Tan Hudson received a tip that Mayfield was selling illegal drugs in the parking lot of a local fitness center. Hudson saw Mayfield and though he appeared to have what he suspected to be illegal drugs in his hand.
When confronted, Mayfield attempted to conceal the drugs in his pocket, Speck said.
Hudson searched Mayfield and located 12.3 grams of methamphetamine, .6 grams of heroin and 4.4 Grams of marijuana, and $693 in cash.
Through investigation, it was determined no drugs were sold from inside the fitness center or in the parking lot.
Mayfield was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (greater than 2 grams of Methamphetamine); Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Offense, (Heroin); Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 ounces) 1st Offense; and