ARREST & SEIZURE: Suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, U.S. Currency during Traffic Stop on Hal Rogers Parkway in Appalachian Region of Eastern Kentucky

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CASH seized during traffic stop on Hal Rogers Parkway in eastern Kentucky

HYDEN, KY - The Leslie County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Thursday, October 6, 2022 Deputies Shane Wilson and James Begley assisted Kentucky State Police Trooper Darrell Hicks with a traffic stop on the Hal Rogers Parkway.

According to the report in Facebook:

During the investigation at the traffic stop, Trooper Hicks and the Deputies discovered and seized:

  • Over two (2) pounds of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Other Narcotics
  • U.S. currency

Identified and arrested during the investigation was Otis Coots, 32 of Smilax, KY. 

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Contraband discovered and seized during traffic stop on Hal Rogers Parkway in eastern Kentucky (Credit: Leslie County Sheriff’s Office)

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According to the Leslie County Sheriff’s Office report on Facebook, Otis Coots (right) was lodged in the Leslie County Detention Center.

There was no mention in the Facebook report as to what the amount or type of the other Narcotics seized was or the amount of Cash confiscated.

Also no mention of the charges Coots is facing regarding the arrest and seizure of the Narcotics and Cash nor do we know whether the arresting agency was the Kentucky State Police or the the Leslie County Sheriff’s Department.

ClayCoNews has been unsuccessful in locating any records from the the Leslie County Detention Center website regarding Otis Coots, so apparently this individual has been released from custody.

All photos in this report including the inset LCSO patch are from the Leslie County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.


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