drugarrest 300 aOHIO COUNTY, Ky. (6/25/19) — An undercover buy of prescription medication resulted in drug trafficking charges for a 76-year-old Beaver Dam man today.

Ohio County Sheriff's Office said detectives received information that Wendell Johnston had been selling pills and were able to purchase pills from him. After the buy, officers obtained a search warrant for Johnston's home.

OCSO and Beaver Dam Police Department officers executed the warrant at 3 p.m. today and located several prescription pill bottles and drug paraphernalia, said OCSO.

Johnston was cited to court on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/drug unspecified - first offense, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/drug unspecified - first offense and drug paraphernalia - buy/possess.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

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