Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office reported that Billy Buchanan (70), of Wingfield Church Road was arrested on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his residence, and now faces multiple felony drug trafficking charges.
Authorities said that a search warrant was executed at Buchanan's residence on Tuesday, July 18, in the 5000 block of Wingfield Ch Rd after they received complaints of possible drug activity at the home. Deputies said they discovered suspected morphine, suboxone, hydrocodone, not in the original containers, along with marijuana which was packaged for sale. Multiple scales, suspected ledgers, and an undisclosed amount of cash were also found and seized, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Yesterday, officers reported that they located Buchanan at his residence and arrested him on site. He was charged with
Sheriff Shane Doyle said his office was very familiar with the suspect and had received multiple complaints about his suspected drug activity.
"Although we believed that the suspect was selling drugs, we have to build a case and go about it the proper and legal way," he said. "This is a good case and our entire office put forth a diligent effort in seeing this through."