2 arrested on meth charges


Police find back door open, pair inside

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Billy Boggs


Ashley Holley


Cumberland City Police arrested a man and woman on methamphetamine charges after receiving tips there were people at a residence who did not have permission to be on the property.

Billy Joe Boggs Jr., 40, and Ashley Nicole Holley, 30, both of Cumberland, were arrested by Cumberland City Police Officer Mark Saylor on Sept. 19.

According to the citations, Boggs and Holley were located at a residence on Resnick Street when police were advised there were people on the property. Finding the back door of the residence open, Saylor located Boggs standing at the sink. When Saylor announced his presence, Boggs threw what appeared to be a syringe. The syringe landed in the sink. Saylor asked Boggs who was with him, and Boggs advised he was in the residence with Holley. Saylor received permission to search and found pseudoephedrine pills on Boggs’ person along with a tubing cutter and two cell phones. Boggs told police he was at the scene to help Holley.

The citations also state several items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were found at the scene, including plastic bags, tubing, coffee filters, Gatorade bottles, a pill bottle with liquid inside, lithium batters and an open cold pack. Boggs told police the items were not his.

Boggs and Holley were both charged with unlawful possession of meth precursor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on $10,000 full cash bonds.

In other police activity:

• Brian Riley, 42, of Lynch, was arrested on Sept. 18 by the Cumberland Police Department. According to the citation, police responded to a burglary alarm at Homeowner’s Hardware. Upon arrival, officers and a representative of the business found a door open. Riley was seen and told to come outside. A search of Riley resulted in a pair of eight-inch pliers. Video showed Riley prying open the door with a tire iron. Riley admitted to breaking into the building using the tire iron.

Riley was charged with third-degree burglary and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;

• William Farley, 27, of Evarts, was arrested by Evarts City Police Sgt. John Teagle on Tuesday on charges of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;

• Joe Gross, 23, of Evarts, was arrested on a warrant charging him with second-degree trafficking a controlled substance by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Bailey. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;

• Edwin Winland, 33, of Baxter, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Taylor Mills on charges of cultivating marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond secured by 10 percent.

Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde

Billy Boggs
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_BillyBoggs-001.jpgBilly Boggs

Ashley Holley
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Ashley-Holley-001.jpgAshley Holley
Police find back door open, pair inside

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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