Seized evidence (Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office)

SOMERSET, KY - According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Bobby Jones has reported that on Monday, March 25th, 2024, a Science Hill woman was taken into custody following a search warrant at a residence on Cal Wiles Road.

The incident began when Detectives with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division were conducting an investigation into Angela Joy Simpson, age 51, of Science Hill, for trafficking in illegal narcotics.

During the course of the investigation, Detectives were able to gain enough information on Simpson’s drug trafficking organization to obtain a search warrant for her residence.

Narcotics Detectives, along with Deputies from the patrol division, traveled to Simpson’s residence to execute the search warrant.

Deputies found the front door unlocked, after knocking and announcing, they made entry into the residence.

Once inside of the residence, Deputies discovered the only person inside of the residence was a 14 year old juvenile.

Deputies located Simpson’s vehicle at a nearby residence, where they were unable to make contact with anyone inside.

Deputies contacted the Department of Community Based Services to assist on the scene.

Deputies began searching the residence and in the master bedroom of the trailer located:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Marijuana
  • Hydrocodone tablets
  • Xanax tablets
  • Suboxone tablets
  • Firearms
  • Digital scales
  • Baggies
  • A large sum of cash

Some of the items located in the residence were located in areas accessible to the juvenile in the residence alone.


Angela Joy Simpson (Pulaski County Detention Center)

Once the search was complete Deputies returned to the neighbor’s residence and were able to eventually make contact with Simpson where she was taken into custody.

Angela Simpson was charged with:

  • Trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (> or = 2GMS Methamphetamine) (Enhancement)
  • Trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (> or =10 D.U. Drug Unspecified) (Enhancement)
  • Trafficking in controlled substance 3rd degree 1st offense (> or = 120 D.U. Drug Unspecified) (Enhancement)
  • Trafficking in controlled substance 3rd degree 1st offense (> or = 20 but < or = 120 D.U. Drug Unspecified) (Enhancement)
  • Trafficking in marijuana (8oz to < 5lbs) 1st offense (Enhancement)
  • Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess• Unlawful Transaction with a Minor

This individual was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Photo of the accused courtesy of Pulaski County Detention Center.

Photo of evidence recovered at the scene is from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

After lodging Simpson, Detectives at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, began processing the evidence recovered from the scene.

Recovered at the scene was the following items:

  • 245.6 grams of Methamphetamine
  • 830.1 grams of Marijuana
  • 369 Hydrocodone tablets
  • 292 Xanax tablets
  • 55 Klonopin tablets
  • 16 Suboxone tablets
  • $8,451.00 in U.S. currency

The case remains under investigations by Detective Trent Massey. Detective Massey was assisted on the scene by Detective Lieutenant Daryl Kegley, Detective Tan Hudson, Sergeant Preston Pitman, Deputy Logan Crabtree, Deputy James Pitman, Deputy Ronnie Golden, Deputy Seth Gover, Deputy Jared Pierce, and DCBS.

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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