Waynesburg man pulled over for running stop sign, then arrested for drug trafficking

Published 9:26 am Thursday, January 5, 2017

Boyle County deputies located a large amount of suspected methamphetamine during a traffic stop Monday night.

K-9 deputy Casey McCoy and deputy Brandon Conley conducted a traffic stop along the South Danville Bypass shortly after 11 p.m., after a vehicle ran a stop sign on Denmark Drive, according to a news release from the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies identified the driver as Brian D. Mullins of Waynesburg. 

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Deputy K-9 NiKi located approximately 5.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine and methadone prescription pills, according to the release.

Deputies reported finding digital scales, a loaded syringe and other paraphernalia.

Mullins was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine); first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (opiates); trafficking in legend drugs; tampering with physical evidence; possession of drug paraphernalia; and having a prescription not in the proper container.

Along with Mullins, passenger Jessica D. Stephens, of Stanford, was arrested on an active Boyle County warrant.

Both were lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center. Stephens was still being held Thursday morning; Mullins had been released.