A Harlan woman found herself place under arrest for robbery after being pulled over for allegedly driving erratically on U.S. 119.
Rebecca Cornett, 28, was arrested on Sunday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Justin Barton.
According to the citation, Barton observed a vehicle swerving on U.S. 119. The vehicle crossed the center line twice and Barton initiated a traffic stop. Cornett exhibited slurred speech, and her eyes appeared red and glassy. She failed a field sobriety test. Implied consent was read and Harlan ARH Hospital. Cornett refused to contact an attorney and would not take a blood test.
Barton additionally served Cornet with a warrant for robbery.
The robbery warrant, obtained by Kentucky State Police Trooper Andy Soltess, states Cornett robbed a man at gunpoint on Dec. 25.
Cornett was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and first-degree robbery. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond.
In other police activity, Raychel Ann North, 31, of Grays Knob, was arrested by Benham City Police Chief Ryan Shepherd on Friday.
According to the complaint, North appeared under to influence of narcotics and was unsteady on her feet. A field sobriety test was administered and more than four indicators were exhibited. Shepherd observed North reaching into a small container while in the police cruiser. North admitted the container contained black tar heroin. Verbal consent for a search was given for a search of North’s parked vehicle. The search produced a loaded syringe and multiple used syringes. North admitted to police the loaded syringe contained heroin.
North was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication by controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond.
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