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Georgetown man arrested on drug charges

A Georgetown man was arrested on drug charges and police seized 761 prescription pills, including methadone, hydrocodone and suboxone pills, and cocaine and drug paraphernalia from a home Wednesday, state police said.

James E. Wilburn, 68, was charged with one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance; six counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance; one count of third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance; one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance; one count of third-degree possession of a controlled substance; and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The pills — with a street value of $9,410 — and the cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and $742 in cash were seized after an authorized search at 122 West Washington Street in Georgetown, police said.

Wilburn was being held in the Scott County Detention Center. Other charges are pending, police said.

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