A report of a person being in a house that should have been empty lead to the arrest of a man on charges including trafficking in legend drugs.
John Edward Lee, 57, of Cumberland, was arrested on Monday by Cumberland City Police Officer Mark Saylor.
According to the citation, Saylor responded to a report of a person in a house at Cannon Court that should have been empty. When he arrived, the resident of the house was on the scene and said she had called the police. She invited Saylor into the house to look around, and Lee stepped out of the kitchen area carrying a bottle of pills. When Lee observed Saylor, he threw the pills into the kitchen. Saylor asked what he threw, and Lee said “nothing.” Saylor detained Lee in order to check for outstanding warrants. While waiting on the warrant search, he searched the kitchen for the bottle Lee had thrown. Saylor found the bottle on the refrigerator. The bottle contained multiple pills. Lee also had $330 in cash. A secondary search conducted at the police station found Lee had an additional pill and $20 bill on his person.
Lee was charged with trafficking in legend drugs and tampering with physical evidence and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
• Danielle Peace, 38, of Harlan, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Snelling on Thursday. She was indicted for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 surety bond;
• Curtis Peace, 37, of Gulston, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Winston Yeary on Thursday. Peace was indicted for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 surety bond.
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