Man faces meth-trafficking charges after trying to hide from deputies: Sheriff
Deputies went to serve probation violation warrant.
PINEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man already wanted for probation violation now faces drug-trafficking charges after trying to hide from Bell County Sheriff’s deputies.
According to the department, 35-year-old Josh Miller of Pineville was arrested Wednesday night by deputies Adam Southern and Austin Poindexter on charges of first-degree methamphetamine trafficking, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
The deputies went to Miller’s residence on Ernie Mason Road in Pineville to serve a probation violation warrant and when they arrived, Miller “took off running through his residence carrying a handgun,” the department said in a release.
The deputies saw Miller lying on the floor in an attempt to hide but after being given verbal commands to show his hands and open the door, Miller complied, according to the department.
Where Miller had been laying the deputies found two empty syringes with residue. After a search, deputies recovered a large bag of suspected methamphetamine, a set of digital scales, empty containers with residue, syringes, a small bag of marijuana, and a Taurus handgun.