Harlan County sheriff’s narcotics Det. Jason Snelling arrested Boyd Ray Johnson, 30, and his father, Boyd Johnson, 57, both of Baxter. The Johnsons were charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
Sheriff Marvin Lipfird said OxyContin pills were found during the search of the Johnsons’ residence. He said neither of the men would claim the pills were theirs, so they were both charged with the offense of trafficking a controlled substance.
The Johnsons were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center without bond.
Numerous deputies assisted in the search of the residence. Members of the sheriff’s Chaplains Corps were also on hand to assist.
In other police news:
-- Jared C. Caldwell, 21, of Cranks, was arrested by deputy Eddie Jones during a traffic stop on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence and seven other traffic violations. During the course of the arrest, Jones learned of an indictment warrant that had been returned on Caldwell by a Harlan County Grand Jury.
Caldwell is charged on the indictment warrant with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.
The indictment stems from an alleged incident that involved a 13-year-old male victim.
Caldwell was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center with bond set at $500,000.
-- Lonnie Ray King Sr., 57, of Knoxville, Tenn., was arrested by Kentucky State Police trooper Bryan Johnson on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of a prescription-controlled substance not in original container, possession of a drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
Johnson arrested King after he allegedly ran his vehicle into two fenced yards at Wallins along KY 219.
-- Jimmy Ray Bledsoe, 47, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan police officer George Young on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
-- Michelle Rae Ball, 34, of Ages, was arrested by Young on charges of theft by unlawful taking, first- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a prescription controlled substance not in original container and public intoxication.
-- Jeffrey McQueen, 44, of Bledsoe, was arrested by KVE officer Rocky Johnson on charges of receiving stolen property over $300 and reckless driving.
-- Michael Allen Lunsford, 21, of Evarts, was arrested on charges of receiving stolen property over $300 and theft by deception.