DRUNK DRIVING INJURY CRASH IN JOHNSON CO LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF LARGE CACHE OF MARIJUANA AND PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOMS
SUSPECT HAD “GREEN AND RED CANDIES” OF DIFFERENT KIND TO MAKE A PERSON SEE AN ARMY OF SUGAR PLUMS, PURPLE DRAGONS AND DANCING GINGERBREAD MEN FOR THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY SEASON.
CAPTAIN FEELGOOD (WITH THE A+ BEARD TO MATCH), WITH ENOUGH DRUGS TO MAKE ANYONE HIGHER THAN RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSE REINDEER. THOMAS CHESTER SLONE, 28, OF BLAINE, KENTUCKY, WAS ARRESTED ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, AFTER A COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE RESULTING IN TWO INJURIES, WHICH LED TO THE DISCOVERY IN HIS VEHICLE BY DEPUTIES WITH SEVERAL POUNDS OF MARIJUANA AND THC ‘DAB’ CREAM/SALVE & GUMMIES, A LARGE AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA PARAPHERNALIA, ALONG WITH MORE THAN A POUND OF MUSHROOMS.
A Lawrence County man, who was responsible for a vehicle collision injuries crash in mid-December while driving intoxicated, was discovered by law enforcement officers who were investigating the wreck, to find a large cache of drugs.
Sheriff Hazlette said Johnson County Sheriff Office deputies David Duncan and David Adams responded to the call of the injury crash at the mouth of Daniels Creek, and that both deputies soon made a “quick determination” that Thomas Chester Slone, 28, of Cains Creek Branch, Blaine, KY., had been driving under the influence.
Sheriff Hazlette said that Thomas Slone had crossed the yellow line and struck the other vehicle, which was carrying the driver and one passenger. Both were transported to Paintsville Appalachian-Regional-Hospital for their injuries.
“During the course of the investigation, they detected an odor of marijuana from his vehicle, which led to the discovery of a substantial amount of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia,” Sheriff Hazlette said.
Sheriff Hazlette further stated that in addition to the drugs, Thomas Slone also had two handguns in his possession.
“He had some mushrooms and about eight individual bags of a variety of marijuana buds weighing about a half pound apiece. He had 82 jars of what they call dab, it is a THC infused cream or a salve that’s got the compound in it, and some THC gummies in individual packs,” Sheriff Hazlette reported. “There were also two handguns in his possession and a vacuum sealed bag of mushrooms that I think weighed a little over a pound. He also had 462 dollars in cash and a set of scales.”
Sheriff Hazlette stated that Thomas Slone was arrested and was charged with:
- OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (189A.010(1D) – 1ST OFFENSE,
- WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE (TWO SEPARATE CHARGES COUNTS),
- TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA ( > 5 LBS.) 1ST OFFENSE,
- DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – BUY/POSSESS, and
- TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST OFFENSE.
More charges are possible once the case is presented to a county grand jury.
Thomas Slone was lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, KY., with a $2,500 full cash bond, which was posted, and Thomas Slone was released from the jail on Wednesday, December 20.