A man and woman are facing drug possession charges after police allegedly found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at the woman’s residence.
Benny D. Burchfield, 33, of Baxter, and Crystal R. Brock, 36, both of Baxter, were arrested on Monday by Kentucky State Police Trooper John Carlock.
According to a citation, Carlock responded to Brock’s residence at Intermont Heights after Harlan City Police Officers Brandon Watts and Tyler Hensley located approximately 1.3 grams of suspected meth, one used syringe and one digital scale in plain view inside the residence. Watts and Hensley were at the residence to conduct a welfare check. Burchfield was a guest at the residence and was present when HPD officers arrived. Brock stated she knew the substance was meth, and said that someone must have left it at the residence. Brock and Burchfield both denied any knowledge of the meth, scales and syringe. Carlock photographed the syringe and collected the suspected meth and scale from the HPD officers.
Brock and Burchfield were both charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
• Jordan E. Farmer, 25, of Evarts, was arrested by KSP Trooper Kenny Sergent on Friday on an indictment warrant. Farmer was indicted for second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000 and theft by deception under $500. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;
• Lawrence B. Robbins, 32, of Wallins, turned himself in to Harlan County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Brewer on Friday on a robbery charge warrant obtained by KSP Trooper Brandon Burton. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $20,000 full cash bond;
• Letha R. Hensley, 42, of Harlan, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Cope on Monday. Hensley was indicted on charges for first- and second-degree trafficking a controlled substance. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $4,000 full cash bond.
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