A Lynch man was served with an indictment warrant for possession of a forged prescription following his arrest on charges including operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
Kenneth Franklin Cox, 41, was arrested by Benham City Police Chief Ryan Shepherd on Monday.
According to the citation, Shepherd observed Cox driving a blue Oldsmobile on KY 160 in Benham. Cox was travelling at a rate of 63 MPH in a 35 MPH speed zone. Cox exhibited slurred speech and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. An odor of alcohol was on his breath, and his eyes were bloodshot.
Cox was charged with speeding, reckless driving, failure of non-owner to maintain insurance, no registration receipt, no registration plates, second-degree wanton endangerment, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Cox was additionally served with an indictment warrant. He was indicted for two counts of criminal possession of a forged prescription.
According to the indictment handed down by the grand jury on June 15, Cox was in possession of forged prescriptions on April 4, 2012 and June 8, 2012. The evidence resulting in the indictment was presented by Cumberland City Police Chief Cody Williamson.
Cox was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond and a $2,500 surety bond.
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