Local man, 71, arrested on drug trafficking charges


A 71-year-old Lyon County man was arrested last week on multiple drug trafficking charges and for possessing a suspected moonshine still.

According to a release from Eddyville Police Department, Dennis Traylor was taken into custody after Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force detectives executed a search warrant at his home at 438 Dianne Dr. in Eddyville.

Authorities reportedly located and seized a large quantity of pills in multiple bottles, 3 ounces of marijuana, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, a loaded handgun and approximately $2,000 cash.

Also found was a suspected moonshine still, jars of moonshine and more than four dozen cases of alcoholic beverages.

Authorities said an investigation into Traylor began with information received by the task force and involved an undercover buy in which opiates were allegedly purchased from him.

Traylor was charged with first-degree trafficking in opiates fewer than 10 doses and trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounces, both first offenses.

He was also charged with unlicensed manufacturing, sale, storage, purchase or transport of alcohol beverages and possession of a apparatus for unlawful manufacturing of alcoholic beverages, both first offenses.

Additionally, he is facing possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

He was lodged in Crittenden County Detention Center in Marion.

Eddyville police, Lyon County Sheriff's Department and detectives from Princeton Police Department assisted Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force with the case.

(The (Henderson) Gleaner contributed to this story.)