Seized Contraband and Cash

ARREST/SEIZURE: Police Locate a Mt. Vernon, Kentucky Man Laying on Top of a Dead Female Inside a Residence in Pulaski County, also Located was Narcotics & Cash

SOMERSET, KY - According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Bobby Jones is reporting that on Sunday, October 15, 2023, a Rockcastle County, KY man was arrested following a call for service at a residence.

The incident began when Deputy Marcus Harrison responded to a status check on Shoreline Drive.

Upon arrival, Deputy Harrison spoke to family members of the female that lived at the residence, who stated they had not spoken to her in over 18 hours.

A male subject could be heard inside of the residence but refused to answer the door. Deputy Harrison spoke to the male subject through a window in the residence who was later identified as Johnny Lee Bullock, age 76, of Mount Vernon, Bullock told Deputy Harrison the female was breathing but unresponsive.


Lieutenant Richard Smith arrived on scene and Deputies forced entry into the residence. Once inside of the residence, Deputies located Bullock laying on the bed on top of the female. Somerset/Pulaski EMS arrived on scene, where they administered treatment.

The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and pronounced the female dead.

During the investigation, Deputies did not see signs of foul play.

In plain view of the bed, Deputies located:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Marijuana
  • Glass smoking pipes
  • Digital scales

Just under the bed, Deputies located a large bag containing suspected Methamphetamine.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division was called out to assist on scene.

A search warrant was obtained for the residence.

Upon execution of the search warrant, Deputies located:

  • A large quantity of suspected Heroin
  • Oxycodone
  • Gabapentin
  • Baggies

A search of Mr. Bullock’s person uncovered over $3,500.00 in currency.

All items seized at the residence were weighed and field tested at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspected Methamphetamine field tested positive as Methamphetamine and weighed in total 972.5 grams (a little over 2 pounds). The brown substance suspected to be Heroin field tested positive for Heroin and weighed in total 50.9 grams.

Johnny Bullock was arrested and charged with:

• Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense > 2 grams Methamphetamine
• Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense > 2 grams Heroin
• Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (> 10 dose units drug unspecified)
• Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree – Drug Unspecified
• Possession of Marijuana
• Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess

This individual was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Photo of seized contraband and cash is from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

The death investigation remains ongoing under investigation by Deputy Harrison and the Pulaski County Narcotics Division. Deputy Harrison was assisted on the scene by Sergeant Preston Pitman, Deputy Seth Gover, Deputy Evan Whitis, and Deputy James Pitman.

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can remain anonymous. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at


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