by Greg Bird
A man awaiting trial for alleged drug trafficking faces more charges as he was arrested Wednesday night
Constable Cody Stephens reported Anthony Perry, 40, of Parkers Lake was apprehended as officers went to serve a warrant remanding him back to jail after allegedly violating the terms of his bond.
Constable Stephens, along with Deputies Alex Jones, Tommy Lewis and Transport Officer Larry Lewis went to a residence on Winding Ridge Road to serve the warrant on Perry. Upon arrival they spotted Perry in the driveway, who fled in to the woods after seeing the officers.
After a short pursuit Perry was caught and taken in to custody.
In Perry’s pocket officers found a plastic bag containing several smaller packets of suspected methamphetamine weighing 18.36 grams, reportedly packaged for re-sale. Also found was a quantity of cash, drug paraphernalia and marijuana.
He was charged with fleeing/evading, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of meth and possession of marijuana.
Perry was arrested by the McCreary County Sheriff’s Department in January 2018 as one of nine suspects in a drug trafficking case at a Winding Ridge residence. In addition to trafficking, he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
He was indicted on charges of trafficking, manufacturing meth and tampering with physical evidence in October of that same year stemming from a separate incident where he was allegedly caught selling meth to a confidential informant in another Sheriff’s Office investigation.
Perry is scheduled to go to trial on the latter charges in July. According to Court records he was released from jail on April 2 on bond. One of the terms of the bond was to be subjected to random drug tests. That bond was revoked and a warrant for violating a court order was issued last week, as Perry apparently did not fulfill the terms of his release.