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Letcher felons charged in Louisville meth case

Mitchell Darringer Adams, left, and Shiloh Cody Adams were arrested last week on drugs and weapons charges in Louisville.

Mitchell Darringer Adams, left, and Shiloh Cody Adams were arrested last week on drugs and weapons charges in Louisville.

Two Letcher County men – both of whom were on supervised release for previous felony convictions – were arrested in Louisville on drug and weapons charges.

Louisville Metro Police detectives, acting on a tip by another police officer, arrested Shiloh Cody Adams, 33, of Jeremiah, and Mitchell Darringer Adams, 34, of Cowan, Nov. 6 in a parking lot on Dixie Highway.

According to the arrest citation, detectives were told the two would be in a green Ford Fiesta with a large quantity of narcotics and a handgun. The detective wrote that he observed Shiloh Adams at the trunk of the car while it was parked at an Indi’s Fast Food Restaurant. Mitchell Adams, police said, was seated in the driver’s seat of the car. Detectives said that as they watched, Shiloh Adams removed something from his waistband and placed it in the trunk. Detectives approached him and searched him, and say they found a bag containing marijuana and another containing a smaller quantity of methamphetamine in his pants pocket, and two other plastic bags containing a large amount of cash on his person.

According to the citation, a search of the car turned up a Glock 23 .40-caliber pistol under the driver’s seat of the car, and two vacuum-sealed bags of methamphetamine hidden behind the carpet in the trunk wall.

Shiloh Adams is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree (meth), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Mitchell Adams is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree (meth), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

Both are being held in the Louisville Metro Detention Center.

Shiloh Adams was convicted February 2 in Letcher Circuit Court of first degree possession of a controlled substance, but was released July 25. Adams was already on probation for a meth charge when that trial was held. He was listed as absconded from probation for another felony charge a month before the February conviction.

Mitchell Adams was convicted September 24 in Knott County on a charge of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and sentenced to five years in prison. He was released nine days before this Louisville arrest, only a month after his conviction.

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