According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron, recent training attended by Deputies Derek Dennis and James Barnett on drug interdiction techniques has already paid off. On May 11, 2022, at approximately 6:04 pm Deputy Dennis was working drug interdiction on East Kentucky 90 when he observed a vehicle fitting the criteria of illegal drug transportation and the driver showing driving behaviors that alerted Deputy Dennis. Also, once stopping the vehicle for a traffic violation and while interviewing the driver she showed numerous glues of behavior which was taught in the training course ‘Interdiction Mastermind”. Deputy Dennis was able to recover and seize over 102 grams of crystal methamphetamine and a small amount of other illegal narcotics which was going to be delivered in Wayne County.
Deputy Dennis charged and arrested Tonya Daugherty of Strunk, Ky. for trafficking in a controlled substance-1st degree (greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance-2nd degree (drug unspecified), operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance, careless driving and traffic violations.
Daugherty was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.
Deputy Dennis was assisted at the scene by Deputy Jerry Coffey. The investigation is continuing with possible Federal Drug Enforcement Administration involvement.