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Drugs, guns, money found during search, arrest warrants in Pineville

On May 16, members of Appalachia Narcotics Investigations executed search and arrest warrants in the Walls End area of Pineville. This case is a direct response to citizen complaints of possible drug activity in the area.

After several months of investigation, arrest warrants were obtained for Timothy Marroquin, 25, of Middlesboro, and Lindsey Saylor, 24, of Pineville. Both were arrested on several counts of first-degree trafficking controlled substance, first-degree conspiracy to traffic controlled substance and engaging in organized crime (criminal syndicate).

Approximately 12 ounces of suspected crystal methamphetamine, which has a street value of $33,000, was seized from the residence. Over $3,400 in cash and a 2005 Infiniti was seized from the residence. Also found was marijuana, prescription pills, a pistol, ammunition and a bullet proof vest.

Upon execution of the search warrant, officers encountered Aaron Skidmore, 26, of Ingram, and Michelle Violette, of Tennessee. Skidmore was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine and was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance. Violette was arrested on outstanding warrants.

This case is ongoing and more arrests will be made.

ANI was assisted at the scene by Assistant Chief Kyle Dunn, Officer Mike Smith, Officer Brandon Hollingsworth and Officer Curt Pingleton with the Pineville Police Department. Deputy Doug Jordan, Deputy Frank Foister and Deputy James Taulbee with the Bell County Sheriff’s Office and Detective Justin Barton with Kentucky State Police, Post 10.

ANI is a multi-agency narcotics investigative unit consisting of detectives from the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office, Bell County Sheriff’s Office, Pineville Police Department and KSP.