According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron, a traffic stop has led to the arrest of a Wayne County man on drug and other charges.
On September 11, 2021, at 9:12 pm Deputies Derek Dennis and Jerry Meadows observed a vehicle traveling on East Kentucky 92. The owner and driver of the vehicle were known to the Deputies as having an active Pulaski County Circuit Court Indictment Warrant of Arrest. This was the reason for the Deputies to conduct the traffic stop. After placing the driver under arrest for the Indictment Warrant permission was obtained to search the vehicle. The Deputies then located a vehicle computer control module laying in the front passenger seat. The Deputies opened the module and found two syringes and a small plastic baggie containing a light gray substance. The Deputies believed this substance to be either heroin or fentanyl. The Deputies conducted a field test on the substance which showed positive for fentanyl.
Deputy Derek Dennis charged and arrested Timothy M. Kelley of Monticello, Ky. for trafficking in a controlled substance-1st offense (carfentanil or fentanyl), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended or revoked operators license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, and no registration plates. Kelley was also arrested on the Pulaski County Indictment Warrant for 2 counts of receiving stolen property (greater than $1,000.00 but less than $10,000.00).
Kelley was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.
Kelley is also under Federal Indictment at this time for several charges related to a business he owned here in Wayne County known as Tiny Homes. The Indictment came after several cases were turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigations from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office after Kelley failure to deliver these types of homes after he had received down payments which totaled several thousands of dollars.