The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on a drug charge after receiving a complaint of possible drug trafficking in a grocery store parking lot.
John Paul Thomas, 60, of Dayhoit, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Snelling on Wednesday.
According to a press release, deputies received a complaint of possible drug trafficking activity occurring in the parking lot at the Save-A-Lot grocery store. Shortly after the complaint was received, Harlan County Sheriff Leslie “Smitty” Smith located the suspected vehicle. After consent to search the vehicle was granted, police executed a search of the vehicle and located several oxycodone pills and approximately $1,172 in cash.
According to the citation, Harlan County Sheriff’s Det. Danny Ball also assisted at the scene.
Thomas was charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
• Wilburn Madon, 32, of Harlan, was arrested on Thursday on an indictment warrant. He was indicted for flagrant non-support and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 full cash bond;
• Rocky D. Blevins, 27, of Harlan, was arrested on an indictment warrant by on Thursday. Blevins was indicted for theft by unlawful taking under $1,000,000. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;
• Christopher Clay Yount, 26, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Freeman on an indictment warrant on Wednesday. Yount was indicted on two counts of fourth-degree assault, second-degree assault and contempt of court. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.
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