Morales, Saylor jailed on drug charges


By Debbie Caldwell - [email protected]



Members of the Appalachia Narcotics Investigation unit along with troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 10 and deputies from the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in the Wallins Creek area on Thursday.

KSP Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs said the search warrant comes after months long investigations into narcotics trafficking.

Jacobs said arrested at the scene were Ramon Fidel Morales, 51, and Deanna Saylor, 51, both of Wallins Creek.

Morales was charged with four counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance. Saylor was charged with trafficking in a synthetic controlled substance and prescription controlled substance not in original container. Drugs, money and property were seized from the residence as a result of the search.

Morales was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center with bond set at $20,000.

Saylor was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center with no bond set.

Appalachia Narcoitcs Investigations is a multi-agency unit consisting of narcotics detectives from the Kentucky State Police, Harlan County Sheriff’s Office, Bell County Sheriff’s Office and Pineville Police Department.

In other police news:

* Josh Holden, 34, of Ages, was arrested by KSP Trooper Andy Soltess on Thursday on charges of first-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and three counts of third-degree terroristic threatening. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000;

* Todd Holden, 29, of Ages, was arrested by KSP Trooper Andy Soltess on Thursday on charges of first-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, three counts of third-degree terroristic threatening and persistent felony offender. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000.

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By Debbie Caldwell

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