A Tremont woman faces drug charges after police allegedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia on her after she was arrested on a Bell County warrant.
Sylvia Hancock, 38, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Rodney Sturgill on Thursday.
According to the citation, Hancock advised authorities she had a syringe on her once she arrived at the Harlan County Detention Center. Hancock handed the syringe over voluntarily, police said.
The citation states Hancock attempted to hide half of a white round pill in the backseat, as well as attempting to hide a Suboxone strip pack in the crack of the rear window.
Hancock was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on charges of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication by controlled substance (excludes alcohol).
In other police news, a Knox County couple have been arrested on drug charges by the Barbourville Police Department and Kentucky State Police.
Larry Dye, 34, and his wife Amy Dye, 30, both of Barbourville, were arrested Thursday after Chief Mike Broughton noticed suspicious activity in the Union Plaza parking lot.
According to a press release, Broughton was off-duty when he noticed two suspicious males in the parking lot. Broughton called on-duty officers to respond and investigate. Officer Jake Knuckles arrived and viewed two males enter a vehicle from a nearby store. Knuckles viewed baggies, pills, cash and cold packs laying in the seat and in the possession of the driver, Larry Dye. A vehicle search turned up methamphetamine, prescription medication and marijuana.
The release states an investigation led officers to a residence. When officers arrived, Amy Dye fled through a hole in the floor of the trailer. Dye’s two small children, both under the age of 8, were left inside the trailer. Officers located Dye under the trailer. A search of the residence located active and dormant one-step meth labs, meth precursors, drug paraphernalia and medication.
The Dyes were arrested and social services called to take care of the children. KSP was notified to clean up the meth labs.
Larry Dye was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and promoting contraband.
Amy Dye was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Assisting at the scene were Broughton, Knuckles, officers Pat Clouse, Josh Lawson, Clay Helton, detectives Brian Senters and Steve Owens and the Kentucky State Police.
More charges are likely as the investigation continues.
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