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April 5, 2014

Science Hill man arrested on drug charges

Somerset — A Science Hill man was arrested Friday night on numerous drug charges after an undercover Pulaski sheriff’s detective found illegal substances at his residence.

Danny G. Butt, 41, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree (Demerol); trafficking in a controlled substance, second degree (Suboxone); and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Butt was already being sought on a Pulaski Grand Jury indictment for two counts of trafficking and for being a persistent felony offender.

“Ridding our community of those individuals who would traffic in illegal narcotics has always been a top priority for our office,” said Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood. “Many times the community may not be aware of the many operations we conduct to remove these people from our community. These operations are very sensitive in nature.”

Wood said the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division attempted to execute the indictment at Butt’s residence on Friday night. When an undercover detective was allowed access to the residence he found a large quantity of illegal narcotics, including 34 grams of meth, 10 Demerol tablets and some Suboxone. Butt also has in his possession digital scales, syringes, two handguns and more than $1,600 in cash. During a subsequent search, detectives discovered numerous individual baggies of suspected methamphetamine.

The sheriff’s office was assisted in this operation by Constable Mike Wallace.

Butt is currently being held on a $50,000 cash bind on the Pulaski Grand Jury indictment.

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