Three arrested in drug bust

Published 10:41 pm Friday, September 4, 2009

Three Pike County residents were arrested Friday after law enforcement allegedly found large amounts of drugs in a Troy home.

Joe Nathan Copes Jr., 25, of Troy; Terry Megan Michelle, 22, of Troy; and Jamie Eutsey, 33, of Brundidge, were all taken into custody by the Pike County Sheriff’s Department Friday afternoon and face serious drug offenses.

“Members of the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Troy Police Department executed a search warrant around 1:30 Friday,” said Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas.

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During the search, officers seized powdered cocaine, crack cocaine and trafficking weights used for both powdered and crack cocaine.

Thomas said they also found processed marijuana, a marijuana plant, three sets of digital scales, paraphernalia used to smoke the drugs and a 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.

There was also $6,240 found in a safe.

The residence, at 11068 U.S. Highway 231 South in Poplar Hills Lot 7, is where Copes and Michelle resided.

Both face charges of trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana first degree.

Eutsey is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana first degree, after three bags of marijuana were allegedly found in his possession. Thomas said Eutsey is also on probation.