A mother and son are facing multiple charges including tampering with physical evidence and possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly found pills in the back seat of the police cruiser in which they were transported after being arrested on unrelated charges.
Chad Nolan, 22, and Angela Nolan, 43, both of Loyall, were arrested by Loyall City Police Officer Mitch Alford.
According to the citations, Alford served on indictment warrant on Nolan and placed him in the back of his cruiser with his mother Angela Nolan, who had also been arrested on a bench warrant in another case. After transporting the pair and lodging them in the Harlan County Detention Center, Alford searched the back of his vehicle and located two pills. Alford was also contacted by officials at the Harlan County Detention Center who advised him they had found a plastic wrapper on Angela Nolan’s person that was believed to contain Suboxone. While Alford was speaking with Angela Nolan about the pills found in the police vehicle, Chad Nolan advised the pills belonged to him. Chad Nolan stated he dropped the pills in the vehicle when Alford arrested him three weeks earlier.
Chad Nolan was charged with tampering with physical evidence and third-degree possession of a controlled substance. He was also indicted for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving on a DUI suspended license, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to provide insurance card, failure or owner to maintain required insurance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and persistent felony offender II. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on two full cash bonds totaling $10,000.
Angela Nolan was charged with first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence and third-degree possession of a controlled substance. She was additionally served with a bench warrant for failure to appear and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on two full cash bonds totaling $10,300.
In other police activity:
• Douglas Ray Lamb, 26, of Evarts, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Evarts City Police Sgt. John Teagle. He was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception including cold checks under $500. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $3,000 full cash bond;
• Brittany Leanne Boggs, 25, of Evarts, was arrested on Saturday by Teagle. She was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $3,000 full cash bond.
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