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Boyd County man arrested on drug charges

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A Boyd County man was arrested on drug charges on April, 25.

Deputies with the Boyd County Sheriff's Department say Michael D. Johnson, 21, of Catlettsburg, was getting ready to do a drug deal with a confidential informant working for the Drug Task Force but took off when he realized the deal was part of a sting.

It all happened Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Blackburn Avenue and 29th Street in Ashland.

Deputies say Johnson threw a white container containing 30 milligram tablets of Oxycodone from his car when they were chasing him, but later recovered the container. Deputies also say there was a large amount of money in Johnson's car.

Johnson was charged with possession, tampering with evidence and trafficking.

Johnson is currently in the Boyd County Detention Center.