According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron a search warrant for a residence on Cherry Street in Monticello has resulted in a Wayne County man being charged for trafficking in a controlled substance. Deputies Brad Tucker, Jerry Coffey and Derek Dennis executed the search warrant at the residence at 11:50 pm on June 3, 2021. The search warrant was obtained from a continuing investigation into the illegal sales of narcotics here in Wayne County by the Sheriff Office. The Deput…ies located and seized a small amount of methamphetamine, a liquid substance in a syringe known to be Suboxone, 3 sets of digital scales and numerous plastic baggies known to be used in the illegal sales of narcotics.
Deputy Dennis charged Jamie Burke of Monticello, Ky. for trafficking in a controlled substanmce-1st degree (less than 2 grams of methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance-2nd degree (drug unspecified) and for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Also Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron reports that on June 4, 2021, at 2:12 am a check on a suspicious vehicle has led to recover of 14 grams of methamphetamine. Deputy Derek Dennis was following up on an extra patrol request and complaints of possible continuing drug sales in a parking lot at a business on Columbia Avenue. Deputy Dennis noticed a vehicle setting in the parking lot after business hours. As Deputy Dennis approached the vehicle the passenger exited the vehicle. This person was known to the Deputy as having an active arrest warrant. A search of the person incident to the arrest resulted in a small amount of marijuana and a syringe being found. Deputy Dennis then gained consent to search the vehicle by its owner/driver. This search resulted in 17 grams of methamphetamine and a set of digital scales being found. After interviewing both individuals the passenger stated that all the items located inside the vehicle was his.
Deputy Dennis charged and arrested Brandon Bratcher of Monticello, Ky. for trafficking in a controlled substance-1st degree (greater than 2 grams of methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and for possession of drug paraphernalia. Bratcher was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.
Deputy Dennis was assisted at the scene by Deputy Brad Tucker and Monticello Police Officer Jeremy Thompson.
The Wayne County Sheriff Office also arrested the following in separate incidents.
Gabriel A. Colon of Monticello, Ky. was arrested for assault-4th degree (domestic violence).
Erica Coyle of Monticello, Ky. was arrested on a Wayne County Circuit Court Warrant of Arrest for failure to comply with Drug Court on the underlying charges of theft of identity of another without consent, possession of a controlled substance-1st degree (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence and for 2 counts of non-payment of Court costs, fees or fines.
Colon and Coyle were lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.