Floyd Co. public official in court following drug charges
A Floyd County elected official was in court Wednesday to review his case after allegedly violating the terms of his probation following a drug arrest during the holidays.
According to court documents, County Surveyor Curtis T. Blackburn, 63, was arrested Dec. 20 on one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and one count of controlled substance not in its original container. Blackburn was arrested following a traffic stop near Jenny Wiley Village when officers noted that a passenger in his vehicle, Kelly Key, had an active warrant. According to the police report, Blackburn gave officers permission to search the vehicle. During the search, officers found "a small dark colored glass bottle containing four round blue pills" in the back floor board of the vehicleâ€™s passenger side.