Three Harlan County residents were arrested recently in Bell County in separate incidents.
Dustin Gregory Hall, 36, of Putney, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Brian Greene for first- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.
According to the arrest citation, Hall was checked in a roadblock and had an expired insurance card. Police said he asked Hall to pull over to look for his insurance card and “was acting extremely suspicious.” The accused gave verbal consent to search the vehicle. A keychain was located in between the driver’s side and middle console. The keychain had attached to it a silver container that contained one blue colored tabled marked A 215, suspected to be a schedule II controlled substance, RoxyContin, and another blue colored bill suspected to be a schedule IV controlled substance, Xanax.
The citation said Hall admitted the keychain and container were his, but not the pills inside. He was arrested at 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 and lodged in the Bell County Jail.
Crystal Barrett, 42, of Pathfork, was arrested for theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) and second-degree criminal trespassing at 1:26 p.m. on Nov. 28. According to the citation filed by the Middlesboro Police Department, the charge stems from a shoplifting incident in which she “pulled out a Phillips TV valued at $548 and passed all points” and left the Middlesboro business where the incident occurred.
She was lodged in the Bell County Jail.
Crystal L. Craig, 37, of Pathfork, was arrested for theft by unlawful taking by Middlesboro Police on Nov. 28. She was lodged in the Bell County Jail.
Officer Barry Cowan was the arresting officer.
In other police news, Kevin Burkhart, 28, of Evarts, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jared Boggs on charges of first-degree promoting contraband and persistent felony offender.
Burkhart was lodged in the Harlan County Dentention Center with bond set at $2,500.