Fulton man arrested on drug trafficking charges

Fulton man arrested on drug trafficking charges

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008 9:53 pm

A Fulton man has been arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance. Roger O. Pique, aka Roger Pigue, 67, who is known to reside at 817 and 811 Fairview St., in Fulton, was charged Tuesday with two counts of trafficking controlled substance second degree, two counts of trafficking controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school and one count of trafficking controlled substance third degree. The Fulton Police Department and detective J.R. Buckingham of the Pennyrille Narcotics Task Force in Kentucky executed arrest and search warrants at Pique’s home at 817 Fairview around 9:48 p.m. Tuesday, according to Fulton assistant chief and public information officer Jere E. Hughes. The arrest and search warrants were based on two controlled drug purchases from Pique. Judge Hunter Whitesell II of the Fulton County District Court signed both arrest and search warrants for Pique and the two residences. Pique, who was asleep at the time of the officers arrival, was armed with one pair of brass knuckles and a switchblade knife. Police found about 81 pills and $400 cash on his person. The pills included Xanax, Hydrocodone and several marked pills in an unlabeled container. Officers located an additional 1,700 to 1,800 pills in the residences while searching. Officers are currently identifying these pills and verifying the identity of labeled containers with marked pills in them. Officers of the task force and the Fulton Police Department had these residences, and Pique, under surveillance prior to the execution of the warrants, according to the press release. Both agencies had been receiving complaints of drug activity involving Pique. Combined efforts from both agencies resulted in purchasing, at two different opportunities, prescription drugs from Pique by utilizing an informant. Pique was transported to the Fulton County Detention Center. “It is the goal of the Fulton Police Department, and the Pennyrille Narcotic Task Force, to remove drug dealers, and drugs, from our communities. This arrest is the result of our commitment to these goals and to providing an improved quality of life for our citizens,” Hughes said. Published in The Messenger 6.26.08

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