baggett arrestCENTRAL CITY, Ky. (9/12/19) — A Central City man was charged with drug trafficking at a local motel yesterday afternoon in Central City.

Central City Police Department officers went along with Probation and Parole officers on a home visit to Joshua Baggett, 40, at the Caronoda Motel. While there, authorities discovered several drugs. CCPD Detective Wade Shoemaker charged Baggett with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/meth – greater than 2 ounces, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/Oxycodone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shoemaker, who is assigned to Kentucky State Police DESI West and Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, was assisted by Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Beatty and CCPD Officer Brian Melton.

Baggett is being held in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Region 3 Vice President

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