Cawood man charged with unlawful transaction with a minor for allegedly giving pot to a juvenile


Woman jailed on trafficking indictment

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



James Grubbs


A Cawood man is facing an indictment for allegedly providing a minor marijuana.

James G. Grubbs, 60, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan City Police Officer Brandon Watts on Wednesday.

The indictment stems from Grubbs’ Sept. 11 arrest on drug charges by Kentucky State Police Trooper Kenny Abner.

The citation issued at the time of the September arrest states Grubbs was in a residence with six other people. A box of marijuana was found on a table inside the residence. Several syringes were also found in the residence along with additional drug paraphernalia. A 16-year-old had been inside the residence the entire night. Social services was called to remove the juvenile.

According to the three-count indictment handed down by the grand jury on Feb. 1, Grubbs knowingly induced, assisted or caused a minor to engage in illegal activity involving controlled substances on Sept. 11 by providing a minor with marijuana. The second count of the indictment states Grubbs was in possession of marijuana, and the indictment’s third count states Grubbs was in possession of drug paraphernalia “consisting of syringes and a pop can with residue”

Grubbs was indicted for second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $3,000 full cash bond.

Abner presented the evidence to the grand jury resulting in the indictment.

In other police activity, Tiffany Amber Couch, 26, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Kentucky State Police Trooper Kenny Sergent on Wednesday.

According to the indictment handed down on Oct. 7, 2013, Couch was knowingly and unlawfully trafficking a controlled substance on Aug. 24, 2012 by selling or transferring hydrocodone.

Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Ball presented the evidence to the grand jury resulting in the indictment.

Couch was indicted for second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 bond secured by 10 percent.

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

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Woman jailed on trafficking indictment

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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