Whitesburg KY

South Carolina man charged with selling drugs at Sergent

A South Carolina man was arrested here early Saturday morning after police received a tip he was selling OxyContin from a home in Sergent.

Ray G. Fowler, 41, of Pauline, S.C., was arrested about 1 a.m. on Sept. 1 after police found “a quantity” of OxyContin in the pocket of his pants. Fowler was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and four other charges.

Lieutenant M.K. Terry of the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department said the arrest occurred after Deputy Sheriff Brian Damron received a tip that Fowler was “slinging dope out of the house” of Faye Stacy at 49 Sergent Road. Terry said Damron found the drugs on Fowler after Fowler gave a “consent to search.”

Terry said Damron and two other police officers seized a latemodel Ford pickup that belongs to Fowler after a search of the truck turned up $639 in cash, a handgun, and other controlled substances. The cash and gun were also seized.

Fowler is also charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance not in its original container, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Terry said Fowler was selling tablets of OxyContin for $80 each.

Damron was assisted in making the arrest by Deputy Sheriff Mike Dingus and Kentucky State Police Trooper Randy Serber.

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