Man arrested after alleged drug deal

January 4, 2019 GMT

The Herald-Dispatch

KENOVA - A narcotics investigation led by the Kenova Police Department led to the arrest of a Catlettsburg, Kentucky, man Thursday evening after police observed an alleged drug transaction, according to a news release from the Kenova Police Department.

Timothy P. Haynie, 31, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and is housed at Western Regional Jail, awaiting arraignment before a Wayne County magistrate Friday morning.

According to KPD, Haynie has a history of prior drug-related offenses, forgery and firearm violations, in addition to fleeing from police during previous attempts to arrest him. Haynie is a convicted felon stemming from criminal convictions in both Kentucky and Ohio. He is reportedly on parole in Ohio.

As undercover officers continued their surveillance of Haynie on Thursday, they allegedly observed a drug transaction among three individuals near a Kenova business. Kenova Police and Boyd County Narcotics officers closed the bridge into Kentucky to contain Haynie within the city and to avoid another pursuit.

Haynie was arrested as he attempted to cross the U.S. 60 bridge into Kentucky. Two other individuals were also detained on U.S. 60 east of the location.