A Hagerhill man was arrested Thursday after Kentucky State Police troopers served the man with a Floyd County indictment warrant alongside a probation and parole warrant from Georgia, leading to new meth trafficking charges as well, according to court documents.
KSP Trooper Bradley Bond wrote in the citation that he received information on the whereabouts of Leonard Brackett, 55, of Hagerhill, Thursday in relation to an active indictment warrant from Floyd County on a charge of first-degree and first-offense trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine). Bond, court documents said, had also received information that there was a large amount of crystal meth in Brackett’s possession.
According to the citation, Bond traveled to a residence on Ky. 2039 and made contact with both the homeowners and Brackett, who was placed under arrest on the indictment warrant before Bond asked both Brackett and the homeowner if there were any drugs inside the residence. Both Brackett and the homeowners stated that there were not, and Bond requested the homeowner to sign a consent-to-search form, a request that the homeowners granted, the citation said.
A search of the home revealed several plastic bags with a “clear, rock-like substance believed to be crystal meth,” two sets of digital scales, several empty plastic bags and approximately $484 in cash, according to the citation. When asked why he lied about the drugs, money, scales and bags, Brackett reportedly told Bond that he “just wanted to hide (the items) and didn’t want (the troopers) to find (them),” according to the citation.
Bond also noted in the citation that he ran Brackett’s name through dispatch and a search of the NCIC/LINK system returned active warrants from Georgia for probation or parole violations.
Brackett was arrested and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on two counts of first-degree and first-offense trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine) and was served with a fugitive warrant for another state.
A preliminary hearing in Brackett’s case is schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 13.