PIKEVILLE, Ky. — On Monday, an anonymous caller provided 911 with information of a possible drug transaction on South Mayo Trail in Pikeville. The tip resulted in the arrest of a Michigan resident who was allegedly transporting a large amount of illegal drugs into the county to be sold.
As units from the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 9 Criminal Interdiction Team (CIT) arrived on scene, they witnessed an apparent drug transaction. Post 9 CIT units made contact with the occupant of the vehicle and proceeded to conduct a search of the interior and contents. An undisclosed amount of illegal prescription narcotics and what is believed to cocaine and marijuana were located in the defendant’s vehicle.
Jonathan Estrada, of Detroit, Mich., was arrested and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center. Estrada was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st Degree; trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd Degree; trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd Degree; and trafficking in marijuana.
This incident remains under investigation by KSP Trooper Zach Bryson. Trooper Bryson was assisted on scene by TFC Jay Perkins and TFC Bo Cure.