Marroquin, Saylor charged on trafficking charges

Published 1:28 pm Friday, May 17, 2019

Two people are behind bars after police say they were involved in alleged drug activity.

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 in a controlled substance, first-degree conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance and engaging in organized crime – criminal syndicate.

On May 16, 2019 members of Appalachia Narcotics Investigations executed search and arrest warrants in the Walls End area of Pineville. This case was a direct response to citizen complaints of possible drug activity in the area.

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Approximately 12 ounces of suspected crystal meth, which has a street value of $33,000, was seized from the residence. Over $3,400 in cash and 2005 Infiniti was seized from the residence and individuals in 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 meth and charged with first-degree possession of a 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. Deputies Doug Jordan, Frank Foister and James Taulbee with the Bell County Sheriff’s Office and Det. Justin Barton with KSP Post 10 also assisted on the scene.

Appalachia Narcotics Investigations 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 the Kentucky State Police.