Authorities confiscate 22 pounds of marijuana and arrest two

October 29, 2012

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

Greenup County deputies, working with U.S. Postal inspectors, have intercepted a large amount of marijuana and made two arrests.

Greenup County Sheriff Keith M. Cooper said around 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, deputies from his office along with U.S. Postal inspectors, responded to 455 Cherokee Way in the Argillite area of Greenup County. The sheriff’s office had received information from Postal inspectors the previous day in reference to drugs possibly being shipped to the address.

Upon the arrival of deputies to that address, they reportedly saw James F. Hay, 66, of Argillite, run in the residence with the packages that were delivered to him, and then run out the back door toward the woods. Hay, Sr. was apprehended after a short chase and arrested. His son, James Hay, Jr., 38, also of Argillite, was inside the residence and came out with no resistance.

Cooper said deputies opened the packages and discovered approximately 22 pounds of marijuana in two packages. Both men are charged with trafficking in marijuana and are being held in the Greenup County Detention Center.

Cooper said the case remains under investigation by Deputy Jason Bryant. Cooper said more arrests may be made by Arizona authorities after a further investigation.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at flewis@heartlandpublications.com