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Three Floyd men are caught in police net
Cocaine allegedly sold to undercover cops in Knott Co.
by Susan Allen

PRESTONSBURG — Three Floyd County men are being held in federal custody after their arrest Friday for allegedly selling cocaine to undercover officers.

Rodney Mullins, 33, of Melvin, Ollie Goble, 38, of Allen and Leslie Conn, 33, of Martin are all charged with first-degree drug trafficking. A detention hearing has been set for June 12 at 1:30 p.m. in U.S. District Court in Ashland.

The three were arrested in Vest in Knott County Friday around 2 p.m. after they allegedly sold 20 ounces of suspected cocaine, valued at $29,000, to undercover officers, according to state police.

Agents with the KSP’s Drug Enforcement Section, Appalachia HIDTA, DEA’s London office, and KSP Pikeville Post 9 and Hazard Post 13 were involved in the arrests.

The three were taken to the Boyd County Detention Center after their arrests and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Patterson Monday in Ashland federal court to be arraigned on the charge. The court appointed attorneys for the men and a preliminary examination hearing has been set for June 19 at 1:30 p.m. in Ashland federal court.

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