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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 issue
Special prosecutor assigned to drug case
PAINTSVILLE — A special prosecutor was assigned this week to a Johnson County drug case, involving the confiscation of a large amount of marijuana from a vehicle driven by the County Attorney Paul Pack's step son-in-law.

Martin County Attorney Kenneth Maynard was assigned to the felony drug trafficking case against Gary C. Afterkirk — Pack's step son-in-law.

Afterkirk, 32, of Georgetown, was arrested March 29 after a traffic stop on Rt. 689 in front of Wildcat Grocery at Flat Gap.

Johnson deputy sheriffs stopped Afterkirk's 2000 Ford pickup and reportedly located a large quantity of processed marijuana, prescription narcotics and cash inside the truck, according to police records.

Afterkirk was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, trafficking more than eight ounces of marijuana, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, and prescription drugs not in proper containers.

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