FAIRVIEW | Kentucky State Police arrested 53-year-old Dudley Dryden, also known to the community as "The Junque Man," after a search of his home was conducted in his residence on U.S. 68, Friday afternoon.
KSP was assisted in the search by the Buffalo Trace Gateway Area Narcotics Task Force and the Fleming County Sheriff.
According to Task Force Director Tim Fegan, the task force had been conducting an on-going investigation into Dryden's residence for months prior to the arrest.
During the initial search, police recovered a large quantity of pills, prescription medications not in the proper containers, drug records and cash, officials said.
According to a Task Force spokesperson, police also found a prescription Dryden had filled in Tazwell, Va., on Aug. 8 for 180 pills of Oxycodone. Only 58 pills remained at the time of arrest.
Police are charging Dryden with trafficking in a controlled substance; over 10 does units of Oxycodone, possession of controlled substance; hydrocodone, prescription medication not in proper container.
According to Fegan, more charges may still be filed.
Dryden was lodged in the Mason County Detention Center following his arrest.