Deputies Seize Fentanyl, Methamphetamine and Suboxone in Somerset, Kentucky

SOMERSET, KY - According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Bobby Jones is reporting the arrest of four men, and the seizure of Fentanyl, Methamphetamine and Suboxone following an attempt to serve warrants at a Somerset residence.

On Friday, February 9, 2024, at approximately 6:25 pm, Deputies Tyler Pearson and Ronnie Golden responded to 135 Deerfield Ln., Somerset, KY, on a report of individuals with warrants inside the residence.

Once at the residence, deputies were granted permission to search the home for the individuals.

Deputies located James R. Carrender, 34 years of age of Eubank, KY inside a bathroom in the home. Carrender was found to have multiple warrants for his arrest out of both Pulaski County Circuit and District Courts.

During a search of Carrender at the time of his arrest, a bag that contained a gray powder-like substance was located. Carrender told deputies the substance was Fentanyl, a Schedule II narcotic. The substance was placed on the sink in the bathroom while a search of Carrender continued.

While completing the search, and with Carrender handcuffed, he grabbed the bag in an attempt to destroy the substance inside.

James R. Carrender was arrested at the residence and charged with:

  • Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree-Fentanyl
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Two counts of Failure to Appear
  • One count of Non-Payment of Court Costs, Fees or Fines.

During the search of the residence, deputies also located Gregory Brown, 38 years of age of Crab Orchard, KY in the living room.

Gregory Brown was found to have a Pulaski County District Court warrant for:

  • Contempt

Arwin D. Dalton, 43 years of age of Somerset, KY was located hiding in a closet. Arwin Dalton was found to have a Pulaski County and Lincoln County warrant for:

  • Failure to Appear

During the initial search of the residence, a second man was located in the bathroom with Carrender. At the time of questioning the men, it was determined the second man did not have any warrants for his arrest.

Deputies later discovered the man had given deputies false information as to his identity, and was further identified as Kyle Wright, 57 years of age of Somerset, KY.

Wright did have warrants for his arrest, and deputies responded back to the address to attempt to locate him.

Upon the deputies arrival, they located Wright hiding behind a door and went to place him under arrest.

During the arrest of Wright, he dropped a metal container that opened upon impact and was found to contain what was believed to be Methamphetamine and Suboxone.

Kyle Wright was arrested and charged with a Pulaski County District Court warrant for:

  • Non-Payment of Court Costs

In addition, he was charged on a Pulaski County Indictment for:

  • Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense-Methamphetamine
  • Drug Paraphernalia

The investigation into the discovery of the supposed Methamphetamine and Suboxone is ongoing.

All subjects were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

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 also leave a tip on our webpage at You can remain anonymous by texting PCSOTIP to 847411, or by using our mobile app on both Google Play and the App Store.


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