Woman allegedly passed out in car


Man indicted for drug trafficking

By Joe P. Asher - jasher@civitasmedia.com



Trisha Westfelt


A Wallins woman is facing multiple charges including drug trafficking and carrying a concealed weapon after police allegedly found her passed out in a car in the Dairy Queen parking lot.

Trisha Westfelt, 31, was arrested on Tuesday by Harlan City Police Officer Travis Freeman.

According to Harlan City Police Sgt. Jeff Owens, Westfelt told police her name was Trisha Collett.

“While on patrol, Freeman was patrolling through the Dairy Queen parking lot and noticed she appeared to be passed out in a vehicle,” Owens said.

Owens explained the vehicle was not in a parking spot.

“She had an indictment warrant for trafficking methamphetamines,” Owens said. “The vehicle she was in had the keys in the ignition. She admitted to driving the vehicle there, so she was given standard field sobriety tests.”

Owens said she was found to be impaired.

“Westfelt gave us verbal permission to search her vehicle,” Owens said. “A search turned up several clues that she was trafficking methamphetamines. We found two baggies containing a crystal substance believed to be meth, another baggie that she advised was residue they had been scraping out of a meth pipe. We also found a meth pipe, digital scales, several empty bags we believe were being used to put drugs in to sell to others. A large amount of cash was also seized.”

Westfelt was also found in possession of a pair of brass knuckles, Owens said.

The citation states a hand-rolled cigarette believed to contain marijuana was also located inside the vehicle. Westfelt was transported to Harlan ARH Hospital where she submitted to a blood test.

Westfelt was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon, license to be in possession, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

In other police activity:

• Danny Hubert Woodard, 52, was arrested on Monday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Torstrick. He was charged with first- and third-degree trafficking a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, following another vehicle too closely and careless driving. Woodard was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• Zachary Wayne Brock, 35, of Wallins, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Saylor on Monday on an indictment warrant. He was indicted for second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and persistent felony offender I. Brock was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

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Trisha Westfelt
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_TrishaWestfelt.jpgTrisha Westfelt
Man indicted for drug trafficking

By Joe P. Asher

jasher@civitasmedia.com

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