Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on Wednesday November 9, 2022, Narcotics Detectives were conducting surveillance on a subject suspected of trafficking in illegal narcotics in Pulaski County. At approximately 8:00 PM, Narcotics Detectives observed the suspected trafficker operating a Tan Mazda. Detectives observed the vehicle failed to signal at the intersection of Clifty Road and Bethlehem Ridge Road. The driver, Geovania Coleman, age 40 of Danville, was also operating the vehicle on a suspended license.
Deputy Nick Barber conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle, along with Detective Tan Hudson and Detective Lieutenant Daryl Kegley. Deputy Barber deployed his K9, Giro, to conduct a walk around of the vehicle. Upon walking around the vehicle with his K-9, Deputy Barber stated Giro indicated the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle.
Deputies began a search of the vehicle and located a backpack containing a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine. During the search, a second bag was found that contained additional suspected methamphetamine, suspected Fentanyl, suspected cocaine, suspected marijuana, suspected Oxycodone tablets, baggies, and digital scales, along with assorted items of drug paraphernalia.
A search was conducted of Coleman, where Deputies located a firearm in Coleman’s possession, along with cash. Coleman was arrested and all items were seized.
Field tests were conducted at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and all items weighed. Seized from the traffic stop was 144.9 grams of methamphetamine, 15.1 grams of Fentanyl, 3.9 grams of cocaine, 6.5 suspected Oxycodone tablets, 8.5 grams of suspected marijuana, 3.4 grams of suspected Psilocybin (Mushrooms), and one (1) suspected Xanax tablet.
Detective Tan Hudson charged Coleman with the following charges:
1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (> or = 2 grams methamphetamine) 2. Aggravated Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (> or = 10 grams Carfentanil or Fentanyl derivatives) 3. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (< 4 grams of cocaine) 4. Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz) 2nd > Offense 5. Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess 6. Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon 7. Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License 8. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (> or = 10 D.U. Drug Unspecified)
The case remains under investigation by Detective Tan Hudson and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.
Sheriff Greg Speck asked if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can remain anonymous. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at http://www.pulaskisheriff.com.