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Police arrest 3 in drug bust at Pikeville scrap yard

(Image: Bledsoe Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

The Bledsoe County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) says three people are in custody after they say a search of a scrap yard on Main Street in Pikeville revealed an illegal drug operation.

A post on the BCSO's Facebook page says the arrests happened on Wednesday.

It says deputies carried out a search warrant at the unnamed scrap yard after getting a tip that "large amounts of narcotics were being sold from the building." Undercover officers conducted controlled purchases which the BCSO says gave them enough evidence for a judge to grant a search warrant.

The post says deputies seized vehicles, drugs, $2,500 in cash, and "possibly property." Sheriff Jimmy Morris tells us his office is working with the local district attorney to see if deputies can seize the property and vehicles.

We got more information from authorities later Thursday morning. We're told this was a recycling center at the south end of Main Street, and the owner, Bryan Gross, was arrested, along with a woman named Holly Moore, and a man named Charles Wyatt.

Gross is charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of drug paraphernalia, using drugs in a school zone, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Holly moore is charged with simple possession and possession of schedule II drugs.

Charles Wyatt is charged with possession of schedule II drugs.

Officers with the Pikeville Police Department helped carry out the operation.

The post concludes, "This is big step to getting the drug problem in our county under control and we will not stop here."

Depend on us to update this story as we get new information.

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