Two arrested after heroin found

Published 11:28 pm Friday, December 16, 2016

Photo courtesy of the Boyle County Detention Center Matraca T. McKinney, 25

Photo courtesy of the Boyle County Detention Center
Matraca T. McKinney, 25

Two people were arrested in Danville after deputies conducted an investigation on South Third Street at about 1 a.m. Friday.

Information about someone potentially selling drugs led Boyle County Sheriff’s Deputies to the residence, and further investigations resulted in a warrant on the home, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies found heroin, black tar heroin, crystal meth, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia, as well as five food stamp cards, none of them belonging to the residents of the home, George E. Whitehead Jr., 38, and Matraca T. McKinney, 25.

Photo courtesy of the Boyle County Detention Center George E. Whitehead Jr., 38

Photo courtesy of the Boyle County Detention Center
George E. Whitehead Jr., 38

Whitehead and McKinney were arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second or greater offense (heroin); first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); and false statement or misrepresenting to receive benefits over $100.

McKinney also faces a charge of contempt of court. Both were being held in the Boyle County Detention Center on Saturday.