Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A Brownsville man and his girlfriend have been indicted by a Grand Jury and face multiple drug charges after a month long investigation, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Officials said that their office had received multiple complaints in which James D. Minton (56) of Brownsville was illegally selling prescription drugs.
The Sheriff's Office said after thorough surveillance and investigating, a search warrant was requested and executed on March 26, 2017 at Minton's residence in the Oak View mobile home park in Brownsville. Law enforcement reported that during the search, they found four bottles of various prescription pills, seven handguns, and nearly $5000 in cash that was seized along with cell phones, a vehicle, and various forms of drug paraphernalia.
The investigation by the Sheriff's Office resulted in the indictment of both Minton and his girlfriend, Retha E. "Evon" Bryant, (60) of Bowling Green, after they were presented before an Edmonson County Grand Jury this week on multiple charges. They were arrested on the indictment warrants on May 20, 2017.
James D. Minton was charged with:
Retha E. "Evon" Bryant was charged with:
All counts were charged as "firearm enhanced" due to firearms being present during the alleged commission of the crimes.
The Sheriff's Office encourages anyone in the community to report any sort of suspected drug activity to local dispatch at 270-597-2729 or their office at 270-597-2157. Your identity can remain anonymous.
The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Brownsville Police, The Kentucky State Police, as well as the 38th district Commonwealth Attorney's office.