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W’burg man faces meth, traffic counts

A Whitesburg man has been arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Jeffrey Luther Polly, 57, of 48 Fifth Street, was charged after a traffic stop at Pine Mountain Junction shortly after midnight Friday morning.

According to the citation, Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Gavin Fleming was observing traffic at the intersection about 1 a.m. when a black Dodge Neon passed him going toward HWY 2034. Fleming wrote that the license plate light was out, and when he called in the plate number to the Kentucky State Police, it came back as being registered to a silver Dodge two-door with a junk title.

Fleming said when he stopped the car on US 119 in front of Pizza Hut and asked Polly for his license, insurance, and registration, Polly told him the license was suspended, and that he did not have current registration or insurance.

Fleming arrested Polly and asked if there was anything in the vehicle he should know about. Fleming said Polly looked at the front seat and told him “in the black handbag.” Fleming said the bag contained a wallet with $904, Polly’s license, and a clear glass pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine and containing residue. He said the bag also contained a red handheld torch lighter, butane, a blue butane lighter and a red butane lighter, several sets of keys and a red rubber container labeled “Blue Grass Cellular.” Fleming said the container held a clear, crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Polly is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first offense; buying/possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to produce insurance card; rear license place not illuminated; no registration receipt; failure to maintain required insurance, first offense; no registration plates; operating on a suspended or revoked license; and failure to wear a seat belt.

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