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Police arrest Kentucky man found in motel bathtub in drug trafficking bust

April 4, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police arrest Kentucky man found in motel bathtub in drug trafficking bust Jody W. Carroll (above)

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Man found in a Kentucky motel bathtub arrested in connection with drug trafficking

Law enforcement officials with the Prestonsburg City Police Department in Kentucky arrested a suspect Saturday who was sought for his participation in drug trafficking activities.

Jody W. Carroll, 39, was taken into custody after police responded to a Super 8 motel after receiving a complaint involving Carroll’s family, WYMT reported.

“Mr. Carroll’s been elusive for the past month,” Sergeant. Austin King said. “He had always been a step ahead it seemed.”

Authorities discovered Carroll hiding in a bathtub and meth, marijuana and prescription pills were recovered in his motel room on the third floor.

It was the meth, meth packaging supplies, and other trafficking paraphernalia which landed the man behind bars.

Authorities discovered meth, meth packaging material, and other trafficking paraphernalia during a raid at a Super 8 Motel

Carroll was wanted on several prior charges including being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

Officials said they tracked down Carroll because of several anonymous tips received from the community.

“We can try to be as proactive as possible without the help from citizens who are seeing this, who are affected by it firsthand, we’re not going to be 100% effective at our jobs without their help,” King added.

During the probe, an intoxicated man was discovered at the hotel. He was arrested after officials seized pills, heroin, and drug paraphernalia associated with the use and distribution of illegal drugs.

The identity of the second man who was taken into custody has not been revealed

Both men booked into the Floyd County Jail.

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