Drug activity
Local law enforcement officials acted on a tip from Russell County 
police of illegal drug activity at the Best Western in Monticello. Two individuals were charged with drug related offenses.

        Two people from Russell County have been arrested on drug related charges, following the execution of a search warrant at the Best Western-Lake  Cumberland Inn on East KY 90.

    According to information released by the Monticello Police 
Department, Barney "B.J." Warner, 34, and Savanna Sullivan, 22, both 
of Russell Springs, were arrested and charged with trafficking in a 
controlled substance first degree (over two grams of meth).
    The local police department, acting on information received from 
Russell Springs Police Officer Ethan Pike and an investigation, 
executed a search warrant at 8 a.m. on Sunday, February 2 at a room 
in the Best Western.
    The search resulted in the discovery and seizure of approximately 
one and one half pounds of "crystal methamphetamine" with a street 
value of more than $50,000, approximately eight grams of suspected 
cocaine, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, $5,170 in cash, and a 
handgun. A pickup truck was also seized as part of the investigation.
    Warner and Sullivan were lodged in the Wayne County Detention 
Center. The investigation is continuing and other charges are expected.
    Involved in the search and arrests were Captain Tony Morris, Lt. 
Josh Asberry, Officer Jeramy Thompson, Officer Zachary Bybee and 
Officer Joe Hoover of the Monticello Police Department and Deputy Sharkley Stonewall with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

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