Three charged with importing heroin

Ryan Van Sexton, Tiffany Shanea Brown and Travis Kyle Ross Ryan Van Sexton, Tiffany Shanea Brown and Travis Kyle Ross
Ryan Van Sexton, Tiffany Shanea Brown and Travis Kyle Ross
Ryan Van Sexton, Tiffany Shanea Brown and Travis Kyle Ross

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. — Salyersville Police arrested Knott County man and two people from central Kentucky over the weekend, on charges of importing heroin.

Ryan Van Sexton, 37, of Garner, and Travis Kyle Ross, 30, and Tiffany Shanea Brown, 30, both of Georgetown, were traveling together in a car on Route 114 east of Salyersville around 6 a.m. Saturday, when an officer pulled them over after reportedly witnessing Sexton toss something out of the car.

As the officer questioned them, Brown told the officer that Sexton gave her bags of heroin and told her to him them in a body cavity so they wouldn’t be caught. When she tried to retrieve them, one of the bags ruptured and she was sent to a hospital for treatment before being taken to jail.

All three were arrested for importing heroin and various other charges. They remain in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville.