Stumbo appeared in circuit court Monday afternoon and was arraigned on three counts of trafficking in hydrocodone. He was placed under a $30,000 partially secured bond by Judge John D. Caudill, who also set an August 17 pretrial conference date.
The investigation into drug trafficking was conducted by the Floyd County Drug Task Force, which allegedly taped Stumbo making three drug transactions with a confidential informant. Stumbo asked for representation by the public defender's office, stating that his only income is a disability check.
Stumbo appeared in district court that same morning to face one count of having drugs in an improper container at the time of his arrest last Friday. Officers discovered three Lorcet tablets in a plastic bag in Stumbo's pocket. A trial was set for June 22 on the charge.
County Attorney Keith Bartley said that receiving stolen property charges are pending against Stumbo. Bartley said that the stolen property charges were part of the warrant served on Stumbo and stemmed from an investigation by the Floyd County Drug Task Force. He noted that over the course of taping drug sales they obtained information from Stumbo referencing stolen Pioneer brand electronic equipment.
Sheriff John K. Blackburn said that his men did find the items they were looking for when they served the warrant and that those charges are pending. He also took time to congratulate the task force, which he said has worked very well with all other branches of law enforcement.