Dog leads Floyd deputies to largest heroin find

Tony Minor and Brittany Thornsberry Tony Minor and Brittany Thornsberry
Tony Minor and Brittany Thornsberry
Tony Minor and Brittany Thornsberry

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — Drago, the drug dog for the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, was a very good boy over the weekend, leading deputies to their largest-ever heroin bust.

Deputies were talking to Tony Minor, 44, of Pippa Passes, who wanted on an outstanding warrant in Perry County, when Drago alerted them to the presence of narcotics. A subsequent search revealed more than 100 grams of heroin and 300 grams of meth, along with paraphernalia and a handgun.

Minor and the driver of the vehicle he was in, Brittany Thornsberry, 34, of Pippa Passes, were then arrested and charged with meth trafficking, aggravated heroin trafficking, and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Minor was also charged with felon in possession of a handgun.

Both were lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center.

Evidence seized during Friday's arrest.
Evidence seized during Friday’s arrest.

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