Two charged after Elkhorn City drug search

Seth Wellman

ELKHORN CITY, Ky. — Two Pike County men were taken to jail on drug charges, after Pikeville Police executed a search warrant at an Elkhorn City home.

During the search, officers found guns, knives, drug paraphernalia and a safe with a fingerprint scanner.

Police say when they advised the occupants of the home that they were going to try to open the safe, 43-year-old Seth Wellman opened it with his fingerprint. Inside the safe, they found what was believed to be meth, heroin, marijuana and Neurontin, along with a large amount of cash.

Chad Collins

Wellman was arrested and charged with four counts of drug trafficking.

Also during the search, police say they spotted Chad Collins, 38, of Pikeville, dropping items behind a dresser.

Collins was arrested and police discovered the items appeared to be meth, marijuana and Xanax. He was charged with tampering with physical evidence, drug possession and resisting arrest.

Two other people were also arrested on charges unrelated to the search.