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Nicholasville man charged with drug trafficking

A Nicholasville man was arrested after law enforcement officers found illegal drugs in his residence for a second time.

Jordan O’Neal, 26, of Clyde Drive, was arrested Wednesday after Jessamine County Sheriff’s deputies found marijuana, pills and heroin inside O’Neal’s residence.

According to court records, deputies executed a search warrant Wednesday afternoon and found a number of illegal items including 8 ounces of “high grade” marijuana packaged for resale, 15 packs of heroin as well as loose heroin and two unlabeled bottles containing Buprenorphine and Gabapentin, respectively.

Deputies also confiscated $476 in cash, scales and other paraphernalia.

O’Neal is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Monday in Jessamine District Court for charges of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two counts), trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

O’Neal was also arrested in May 2020 when deputies searched a mobile home and found suspected heroin, digital scales and more than $12,000 in cash. O’Neal was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia. That case is pending in Jessamine Circuit Court.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

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