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Two men arrested on drug trafficking charges Saturday

Oct. 13, 2013 @ 12:24 AM

WESTWOOD, Ky. -- The Boyd County Sheriff's Office arrested two men Saturday following an undercover drug buy, according to a press release from the agency.

Steven B. Grossl, 50, of Ashland, was taken to the Boyd County Detention Center on charges of trafficking a controlled substance, first degree first offense; possession of a controlled substance, first degree first offense; and having a prescription controlled substance not in its proper container.

Steven D. Pursley, 43, of Catlettsburg, Ky., was also taken to jail on a charge of complicity trafficking a controlled substance, first degree first offense.

The arrests came after undercover deputies with the department's Drug Task Force bought eight Oxycodone tablets from two men Saturday on Johnson Street in Westwood, according to a press release issued Saturday by the sheriff's office.

Deputies then followed the men and conducted a traffic stop at Main and Virginia streets.

The press release states that Grossl was in possession of more Oxycodone tablets and money at the traffic stop, and Pursley, who was driving, was in possession of hypodermic syringes.

More arrests are pending.

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