A Lynch man is facing charges including manufacturing methamphetamine after he was observed stumbling down the road.
Paul Thomas, 37, was arrested on Thursday by Lynch City Police Officer Ryan Shepherd.
According to the citation, Thomas was observed stumbling down KY 160, appearing to be under the influence. Thomas’ speech was slurred, and his eyes were bloodshot. He also failed a sobriety test. Once Thomas was placed into custody, police located multiple items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on him. Materials included Drano in a plastic baggie, lithium batteries and Liquid Fire in a small bottle. Police also found a digital scale, a large amount of pseudoephedrine. Thomas admitted to and identified the objects in his possession. He then became aggressive, repeatedly beating his head against the police cruiser and yelling profanities. A syringe was found in Thomas’ shorts when he was booked into the Harlan County Detention Center.
Thomas was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, buy/possession of drug paraphernalia, menacing, public intoxication by a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $20,000 full cash bond.
In other police activity, Ashely Nicole Davis, 29, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan City Police Officer Tyler Hensley on Wednesday. She was charged with second-degree burglary and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,000 bond secured by 10 percent.
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