Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper said his deputies detoured a possible drug trafficking operation with a call from the Greenup County Emergency 911 Wednesday morning.
Facing charges as the result of the arrests are Eldon Taylor, of Carey, Ohio, and Ashleigh Weaver, of Inez, Ky.
Cooper said 911 received a call about a possible drunken driver, hit-and-run situation in Greenup County. He said 911 then dispatched Deputy David Bocook, along with Officer Harper Howell of the Raceland Police Department.
He said when the vehicle was stopped, the deputy noticed indicators of possible illegal drug activity.
A subsequent search based on the roadside investigation of Bocook resulted in the discovery of a significant amount of drugs, money and a firearm.
Cooper said the deputies recovered three ounces of marijuana, hundreds of illegal prescription pills, credit cards, a rifle and more than $2,000 in cash.
The two were placed under arrest and lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center.
Taylor is charged with having prescription drugs not in proper containers, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in a controlled substance of the third degree, and providing a motor vehicle for an intoxicated person.
Weaver is charged with driving under intoxication and having no operator's license.
Both remain in the Greenup County Detention Center and the investigation is ongoing. Cooper said other charges may be filed through the Greenup County Grand Jury.
FRANK LEWIS can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.