A man and a woman are facing drug charges after police performed a traffic stop near Cloverlick Road.
Joshua Gross, 30, and Andrea Gibbs, 36, both of Cumberland, were arrested on Thursday by Cumberland City Police Officers Cody Bargo and Zack Smith.
According to the citations, police stopped the vehicle Gross and Gibbs were traveling in on a dirt road off of Cloverlick Road. After Gross and Gibbs exited the vehicle, two syringe caps and an upside down Pepsi can with a cigarette filter was in plain view. Police asked the two multiple times if there were any needles on their person or inside the vehicle. Consent to search was given, and one needle containing a clear substance was found directly under the passenger side front seat. The needle was uncapped and facing up. Police found two more uncapped syringes, one containing a clear substance, inside the center console of the vehicle. A small brown pill was found in the fuse box compartment on the driver’s side of the vehicle. A quarter piece of a small white pill was found in the passenger door.
Gross was arrested by Bargo on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gibbs was arrested by Smith on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity, Curtis Nash Halcomb, 28, of Cumberland, was arrested on a charge of second-degree burglary on Thursday.
According to the arrest warrant, Halcomb forced his way into a residence and took over $600 from a female and her juvenile child. Halcomb grabbed the female and held her by the shoulders.
Halcomb was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
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