Man indicted on drug, weapons charges

Indictment stems from December arrest

By Joe P. Asher -

Eugene Farley

A Holmes Mill man was recently indicted on multiple counts including trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a handgun by a felon.

Eugene Farley, 40, was served an indictment warrant by Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Michael Cornett on Thursday.

The grand jury handed down the nine-count indictment on Aug. 2.

The indictment stems from Farley’s Dec. 28 arrest by Cornett.

According to the citation issued at the time of Farley’s December arrest, Farley was observed traveling west on KY 38. The window tinting on the vehicle appeared to be above the legal limit and Cornett initiated a traffic stop. Farley appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. Cornett administered three field sobriety tests, including a walk and turn, one-leg stand and an HGN test. Farley did not pass the sobriety test. A search located a large sum of money in a wallet on the right-hand side of the driver’s seat. A clear plastic bag with more than 10 individual baggies with what appeared to be a price marked on each was found on the left-hand side of the driver’s seat.

The indictment contains one count of trafficking and multiple counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. The indictment also states Farley was convicted of a felony in Harlan Circuit Court on June 27, 2003.

Farley was indicted for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance (methamphetamine), excessive windshield/window tinting, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (five counts) and second-degree persistent felony offender.

Farley was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $100,000 full cash bond.

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Indictment stems from December arrest

By Joe P. Asher

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