GREENUP COUNTY, KY (WOWK) — On Tuesday, the Greenup County Sheriff’s Office arrested multiple people for drug trafficking.
GCSO said they stopped a car on Main Street in Greenup, and the driver, Sarah James, 42, of Hood Run Road in Greenup, Kentucky, had a suspended license.
An occupant of the vehicle, Carl James McKinney, of 410 Sycamore Street in Greenup, Kentucky, exited the vehicle for a consensual search and allegedly threw a bag of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine.
Another vehicle occupant, Ethan Eldridge of 825 Central Ave. in Wheelersburg, Ohio, was found sitting on a hypodermic needle, GCSO said. Eldridge also allegedly had two baggies that he admitted were filled with fentanyl.
During the vehicle search, deputies said they found a cylindrical container containing crystal methamphetamine, plus hypodermic needles and baggies.
After the search, deputies were led to an involved residence at 108 Main Street, where a drug trafficking ring was allegedly congregating. Another man was arrested at the residence for active warrants, GCSO said.
Eldridge was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance, and tampering with physical evidence. He also had an active Greenup County warrant for fleeing or evading police, authorities said.
McKinney was charged with trafficking a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.
James was arrested for driving with a suspended operator’s license and trafficking a controlled substance.
The Greenup Police Department assisted GCSO in the search and arrests.
GCSO disclaimer: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.