Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.
Around 11:30 p.m. April 17, 2017, Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling in the Goldbug community when he saw a man near a black Ford Mustang parked outside of a closed service station. Dep. Saunders stopped to offer assistance.
The driver, Eric M. McKiddy, 32, of Williamsburg, refused commands while Dep. Saunders attempted to verify that the vehicle met legal requirements for operations and that McKiddy and his passenger were not wanted for arrest.
McKiddy was detained after repeated orders to not reach into his pockets. He admitted to having a needle in on of his pants pockets. Dep. Saunders received assistance from Williamsburg Police Department K9 Officer Elijah Hunter. His K9 partner indicated the presence of unlawful items inside the car. A search revealed a cigarette box containing what’s believed to be approximately five grams of crystal methamphetamine. Also located in the car, including in the passenger seat area, were pills.
Dep. Saunders arrested McKiddy and charged him with trafficking in methamphetamine (greater than 2 grams), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), second-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The passenger, Holly A. Mills, 33, of Flat Lick, Kentucky, was arrested by Deputy James Tabor. She was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mills was also charged with first-degree promoting contraband after a female deputy jailer found on her a controlled substance.