Damon Philpot

Philpot facing drug indictment

A Grays Knob man is facing indictment after allegedly being found in possession of methamphetamine in May.

Damon R. Philpot, 36, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Burton on Wednesday.

According to the indictment, Philpot was found in possession of methamphetamine and buprenorphine on or about May 13. He was also found in possession of drug paraphernalia. The indictment also states Philpot operated a vehicle on a public road while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The indictment stems from Philpot’s arrest by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Torstrick on May 13.

Torstrick presented evidence to the grand jury resulting in the indictment.

Philpot was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to wear seat belts and following another vehicle too closely.

Philpot was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 unsecured bond.

In other police activity, Scott Wynn, 43, of Evarts, was arrested by Evarts City Police Officer Joseph Jones on Thursday.

According to the citation, Wynn was on an ATV stuck on railroad tracks when Jones approached him. When Jones approached, Wynn began acting erratic and attempted to flee by backing out onto KY 38. Jones pulled his vehicle around to block Wynn. Wynn then struck the cruiser as he went around it, leading police on a short chase resulting in the ATV flipping. Wynn refused a blood test after being read implied consent.

Wynn was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer) and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Wynn was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.