Last updated: April 04. 2014 5:14PM - 1799 Views
By Joe P. Asher jasher@civitasmedia.com



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A Baxter man is facing a methamphetamine charge after police allegedly found him sitting in a vehicle on the side of the road with two bags containing methamphetamine.


Benjamin D. Sullivan, 32, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Hunter Luttrell late Wednesday night.


According to the citation, Sullivan was inside a vehicle on the side of U.S. 119.


The citation states Sullivan was slow to respond to questions, his speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot. Two bags containing a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine were found in his possession. After being read the Miranda rights, Sullivan told police the substance was methamphetamine.


Sullivan was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.


In other police activity:


* Brian Harris, 26, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan Police Officer Terry Jacobs on Thursday on a charge of theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but under $10,000. Harris was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 full cash bond;


* John Gregory, 53, of Wallins, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jimmy Halcomb on a charge of flagrant non support. Gregory was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $20,000 full cash bond.


Joe P. Asher may be reached at 606-573-4510, ext. 1161, or on Twitter @joe_hde

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