Both Face Drug Trafficking Charges
Darren Doyle, story:
Two area residents are facing drug trafficking charges after they were arrested at the Beaver Dam Creek Baptizing Center, a property owned by a trustee board made from local churches.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to Arthur Road around 11am on June 7, 2018, after they received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area. Deputies said at first, no contact was made with any suspicious vehicle but soon after, they saw two vehicles park near each other on the baptizing property.
After surveillance and investigation, a probable cause search of one of the vehicles was executed on site with the help of Brownsville Police and Edmonson County K-9 Unit Tango. Deputies reported that Vernon “Jeff” Patton (55), of Caneyville and Patricia “Patty” Mills, (40) of Brownsville were inside the vehicle where officers discovered multiple bags of suspected crystal meth that were packaged for sale, along with multiple hydrocodone pills and drug paraphernalia. A concealed set of brass knuckles was also discovered.
Patton was charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st degree meth-over 2 grams-1st offense, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st degree Opiates-under 10 dosage units-1st offense, Drug Paraphernalia, and Persistent Felony offender-1st degree.
Mills was charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st degree meth-over 2 grams-1st offense; Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st degree Opiates-under 10 dosage units-1st offense, Drug Paraphernalia-buy/possess, Public Intoxication of controlled substance, and Carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
Both were lodged in Hart County Jail.
The Sheriff's Office wished to publicly thank Brownsville Police for their assistance in the case.