A Harlan man is facing a drug possession charge after police performed a traffic stop and allegedly found pills in his vehicle.
Paul Rouse, 24, was arrested by Harlan City Police Sgt. Jeff Owens on Tuesday.
According to the citation, Rouse was the passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by Harlan City Police Officer George Young. Rouse was the owner of the vehicle, and gave police permission to search the vehicle. Rouse stated nothing was inside the vehicle. Police located a white container with pink pills inside under the back seat. Police contacted poison control, which concluded the pills were morphine. Rouse advised police he was unaware the pills were in the vehicle.
Rouse was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 unsecured bond.
In other police activity:
• Joshua W. Reeder, 23, of Baxter, was served an indictment warrant by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Lewis on Wednesday.
According to the indictment, Reeder engaged in sexual intercourse with a female minor who was mentally incapacitated on July 8. The indictment additionally states Reeder gave, purchased or procured an alcoholic beverage to a minor.
Reeder was indicted for second-degree rape and first- and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Andy Soltess presented the evidence to the grand jury resulting in the indictment;
• Hobert Cornett IV, 28, of Evarts, was served an indictment warrant by Evarts City Police Officer Brian Napier on Wednesday. Cornett was indicted for first- and second-degree trafficking a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a DUI suspended license, careless driving, driving too slow for traffic conditions and persistent felony offender II. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;
• Tiffany Allie Causey, 24, of Wallins, was served an indictment warrant by Lewis on Tuesday. She was indicted for two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception including cold checks under $10,000. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 full cash bond.
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