Man facing drug charges


DUI arrest leads to trafficking charges

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



A Big Laurel man is facing drug charges following his arrest at a traffic stop on Friday.

Tony Farley, 49, was arrested by Evarts City Police Sgt. John Teagle.

According to the complaint, police stopped the vehicle Farley was driving after receiving a complaint. Farley exhibited slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and did not want to exit the vehicle. He also had trouble balancing, putting his foot down during a sobriety test. During a search, police located multiple prescription bottles with no labels. Each bottle contained assorted tablets. Farley admitted to police he stuck the bottles in the car’s seat when he was stopped in an attempt to hide them.

Assistant Police Chief Owen Noe assisted at the scene.

Farley was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking a controlled substance, trafficking in legend drugs, prescription controlled substance not in original container and tampering with physical evidence.

He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

In other police activity:

• David Simpson, 32, of Harlan, was arrested on Thursday by Harlan City Police Officer Derrick Noe. According to the complaint, Simpson was in possession of a laptop computer that had stolen from Fred Owen’s Law Office. Simpson was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;

• Shane D. Bowling, 25, was arrested on Thursday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Kevin Miller. According to the complaint, Bowling broke into a house and took several items. He then placed the stolen items in a building behind his house. Bowling gave a statement to police admitting he had committed the acts, and was read his Miranda rights. Police have a witness to the burglary. Bowling also had three pills in his pocket at the time of his arrest. He was charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree possession of a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

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

DUI arrest leads to trafficking charges

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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