Bond Set At $10,000; Pettis Remains in Custody
By Ethan Colbert
A Frankford man remains in police custody as of Friday morning after authorities with multiple law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant on the man’s property in the 500 block of Brown Street.
According to electronic court records filed with the Pike County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Kasey Pettis, 27, of Frankford, was at his home on Thursday, February 21, when authorities with the East Central Drug Task Force, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, and the City of Frankford’s Police Department arrived at the property to execute a search warrant.
According to the probable cause statement filed in the case, during their search, officers found items related to the distribution of narcotics in the master bedroom and in a barn located on the property.
In the master bedroom of the home, authorities found pipes that users of the drug methamphetamine would use. An investigator with the East Central Drug Task Force conducted a field test and the pipes tested positive for methamphetamine usage.
In the bard, officers found numerous small baggies and a digital scale that “had a residue” on the surface.
Officers also located two baggies of methamphetamine. The two baggies had a combined weight of .25 ounces of methamphetamine, which an investigator with the East Central Drug Task Force wrote in the probable cause statement as being consistent with someone selling the narcotic.
“Based on my training and my experience that much weight is not a common user amount,” the investigator wrote. “It is a distribution amount.”
Again, there was a field test conducted on one of the small bags. The field test results were positive for methamphetamine.
In their search of the property, officers also found 100 grams of crystal methamphetamine cutting agent, which authorities say drug distributors use to “increase sales amount.”
Pettis was taken into custody following the raid. He has been charged with the Class C felony of delivery of a controlled substance. Pike County Associate Circuit Court Judge Milan Berry has set Pettis’ bond at $10,000 cash only.
An arraignment date has not yet been set in this case, according to electronic court records.