Man arrested after insisting deputy search his car to clear him

Rhoades Dials
Rhoades Dials

INEZ, Ky. — A Martin County man’s insistence that an officer search his car to prove he wasn’t selling drugs turned out to be a bad decision.

A Martin County sheriff’s deputy pulled over a car for not having an illuminated license plate around 11:30 Tuesday night.

When the deputy went to speak to the driver, he recognized him as Rhoades Dials, 35, of Inez, who had been the subject of a citizen complaint that he was dealing drugs.

When the officer informed Dials of the allegation, Dials said someone was mad at him and lying about him, and he insisted that the officer search his car to prove he didn’t have any drugs. The subsequent search revealed what the deputy described as a large bag of heroin and two small bags of meth, as well as digital scales and a large amount of money.

Dials was arrested for trafficking in meth and heroin and other charges.