A vehicle search reveals around 100 grams of crystal meth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detective finds crystal meth in a vehicle search Monday with a street value around $4,000.

The FCSO Detective was attempting an arrest on a wanted subject in Hickory Hills Apartments. The detective says he watched the subject approach a car in the top level of the complex. The subject attempted to get in the car. When the detective approached him in order to initiate the arrest, he observed 33-year-old Michael McIntyre of Frankfort, KY, sitting in the vehicle. The detective says that as he was placing the wanted subject under arrest, McIntyre got out of the car and tried to walk away. The detective observed McIntyre trying to discard a bag of crystal meth and told him to get back into the car.

The FCSO Detective says he called for assistance from the Frankfort City Police. Officers quickly responded to him and helped arrest McIntyre as well as the driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Ashley Franklin, also from Frankfort, KY.

Police say a search of the vehicle revealed approximately 100 grams of crystal meth with a street value of nearly $4,000.

Investigators say they used digital scales used for weighing crystal methamphetamine and needles for injecting the substance as well as 4 Xanax pills were also recovered during the search of the vehicle.

According to Sheriff Melton, this was a very substantial drug arrest as it cut off a part of the supply chain from Louisville to Frankfort. Melton and our detective would like to commend the officers who assisted with the arrest and the phenomenal team work between the two agencies.

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