The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office found and destroyed approximately 100 marijuana plants on Monday as a result of an investigation.
According to a press release, the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office received information during an investigation about the location of a marijuana patch just outside the city of Cumberland. On Monday, Chief Deputy Matt Cope and Deputy Philip Ely responded to the location. Deputies discovered approximately 100 marijuana plants growing in the area. The plants were confiscated and later destroyed. The investigation is continuing by Ely.
The release additionally states deputies were following up on a drug investigation on Tuesday in the Cranks community. While at a residence on KY 568, deputies located Arcoma Hall. It was discovered that Hall had an active warrant in Harlan County for first-degree robbery and an active Bell County District Court warrant. After arrest, the woman was fingerprinted and it was discovered that she was also wanted in Scott County, Virginia. The active warrant in Virginia had been entered under an alias name and false Social Security number and birthday. Hall was positively identified by the fingerprints that were taken in Harlan County. A warrant was obtained in Harlan County for Fugitive from Another State.
Hall was arrested by Ely on a charge of first-degree robbery, failure to appear and a fugitive warrant. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $20,000 full cash bond.
Ely was assisted in the arrest by Sheriff Leslie “Smitty” Smith, Cope and Harlan County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives.