A Holmes Mill woman is facing drug charges after allegedly being found in possession of methamphetamine and opiates at Cranks Creek Lake.
Jessica B. Middleton, 31, was arrested by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Agent Steve Combs on Sunday.
According to the citation, Combs approached a vehicle at Cranks Creek Lake with two females inside. The passenger appeared to be hiding something. When he arrived at the vehicle, Combs observed what appeared to be a small bag of methamphetamine in the seat. Middleton stated she bought it from a female at The Commissary for $20. Following a search, Middleton was found in possession of several pills in an earplug box in her coat pocket. She also had a meth pipe in her pants.
Middleton was charged with four counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of a controlled substance. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond.
In other police activity, Ryan O. Saylor, 21, of Harlan, was arrested on Monday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Kenny Sergent.
According to the citation, police received a complaint stating Saylor was coming to Harlan in a black Chrysler with a load of synthetic. Sergent stopped the vehicle, and when the driver opened the door a strong smell of synthetic marijuana was detected. Saylor was a passenger in the vehicle, and a lock box was at his feet. Saylor opened the box when police requested he do so. The box contained a small amount of suspected synthetic marijuana. A Crown Royal bag and another baggie were also found, containing suspected synthetic marijuana.
Saylor was charged with second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full cash bond.
Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde