An Evarts woman is facing multiple charges including promoting contraband after she was allegedly found to be in possession of pills after being arrested for DUI.
Kimberly Grills, 34, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper James Earl Hensley on Wednesday.
According to the citation, Grills was involved in an accident on KY 1601. Hensley observed her eyes were bloodshot and glazed. After failing a field sobriety test, she was arrested and taken to the Evarts Medical Clinic to request a blood test. Grills was read implied consent and refused the tests.
Grills was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, no operator’s/moped license, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no registration receipt and failure to produce insurance card. She was transported to the Harlan County Detention Center.
A separate citation states that Grills was booked and strip searched at the jail. During the search, a pill bottle was found on her person. Grills stated she hid the bottle from police because she was scared. The pill bottle contained small blue pills marked E64 believed to be clonazepam. The pill bottle did not contain the proper number of pills.
Grills was additionally charged with first-degree promoting contraband and third-degree trafficking a controlled substance. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
• Billy Boggs Jr., 40, of Cumberland was arrested on Wednesday by Cumberland City Police Officer Kenny Raleigh. According to the citation, Raleigh went to serve a warrant at a residence on Keller Street. When he arrived, Boggs was found in possession of 13 items including a Drano bottle, starting fluid, iodized salt, cold packs, coffee filters, pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries and hydrochloride. He had a small black bag that contained several syringes. He was found hiding behind the couch in the living room of the residence.
Boggs was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
• Justin Harris, 30, of Coldiron, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday on charges of receipt of card in violation of KRS 434.570 to 434.610 and fraudulent use of a credit card. According to a press release, Harris had visited a resident of Coldiron and while there unlawfully and intentionally took possession of their credit card. Through the course of the investigation it was discovered that Harris had used and attempted to use the credit card at several businesses throughout Harlan and Bell counties. Surveillance videos from the businesses were recovered and witness statements were obtained indicating that Harris had been in possession of the stolen debit card.
Additional charges are pending in both Harlan and Bell County.
Harris is currently lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center. Harlan County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Winston Yeary is investigating the case.
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