Large amount of drugs seized, 2 arrested
Voice Staff Report
McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters reported that on early Sunday morning, April 25, 2021, McCreary Dispatch received a call complaining of drug activity at the Bestway Plaza in Whitley City. Kentucky State Trooper Harrison Wells and Deputy Aaron Tucker responded to the call.
The Officers located a gray car that matched the description given to Dispatch and found Shane Obermiller inside the car and Perry Massengill seated on a bench next to the car. Mr. Obermiller was breathing but not responsive, in the front passenger seat. McCreary EMS was called and after several attempts to awaken him, Mr. Obermiller woke up and refused medical treatment.
Verbal consent was given to search the vehicle. The search of the vehicle yielded 555 Xanax bars and 24 grams of Methamphetamine. Massengill and Obermiller were placed under arrest by Trooper Wells. The street value of Methamphetamine is approximately $100 per gram and Xanax is $10 per dose according to the values used by Kentucky State Police. Also found in the search was a Smith & Wesson 40 caliber handgun.
Shane Obermiller, 34, of Whitley City, KY was charged for the alleged offenses of Public Intoxication – Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Offense – (>OR = 2 GMS Methamphetamine), Trafficking a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree, 1st Offense – (20 D.U. Drug Unspecified), Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree – Drug Unspecified, Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess, Prescription Controlled Substance Not Proper Contain, 1st Offense.
Perry Massengill, 60, of Lexington, KY, was charged by KSP Trooper Wells for the alleged offenses of Public Intoxication – Controlled Substance (excludes alcohol), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2nd OR > – (> OR = 2GMS Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree, 1st Offense – (< 20 D.U. Drug Unspecified), Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess, Prescription Controlled Substance Not Contain, 1st Offense, and Menacing. The Knox County Detention Center charged Massengill for the alleged offenses of Disorderly Conduct and Obstructing Governmental Operations.
The Kentucky State Police is in charge of the investigation.