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Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

The Greenup County Sheriff’s Office told the Daily Times Monday the South Shore Police officer and the Greenup County Sheriff’s deputy, injured in an April 12 drug arrest are back on the job.

In a follow-up to the story of April 16, the Daily Times was unable to reach the South Shore Police Department, but talked instead with the Greenup County Sheriff’s Office and inquired about deputy Cody Fuller and Police Chief Bill Swords.

“They are both back to work,” the Greenup County Sheriff’s spokeswoman told the Daily Times.

Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper says that on April 12, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Deputies Cody Fuller and Ricky Craft, assisted by South Shore Police Chief Bill Swords, made a traffic stop on Main Street in South Shore in reference to a drug interdiction investigation.

Following the traffic stop, there was a search of a residence on Fifth Avenue in South Shore, which resulted in the confiscation of 51 grams of heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a large sum of money.

Charles Fletcher, 24, of McDermott, reportedly became physical with deputies and attempted to flee with narcotics. He was apprehended, but as a result of the altercation, Fuller sustained a broken hand, and Swords was injured in the fight as well. Both were treated and released at Our Lady Of Bellfonte Hospital.

In addition to Fletcher, Joshua Glass, 23, of Portsmouth, Ruby Nunley, 31, of South Portsmouth, Kentucky, and Aaron Nicholas Higginbotham, 28, of Circleville, Ohio were all arrested.

Charges included trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest. All four were incarcerated in the Greenup County Detention Center.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Frank on Twitter @FrankLewisPDT.

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