Joe P. Asher
A Harlan County man was sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday in Harlan Circuit Court.
Judge James Bowling sentenced Anthony Carr on charges including second-degree trafficking and first-degree possession of a controlled substance, both Class D felonies. Carr, 41, of Kenvir, was also sentenced on a charge of tampering with physical evidence and a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under influence of alcohol and/or drugs, a Class B misdemeanor.
The charges stem from a pair of arrests in 2009. According to court documents, the trafficking charge was committed on or about Dec. 23 2008, and the possession, tampering with physical evidence and DUI charges occurred on or about Dec. 14 2008.
Previous Enterprise reports state Carr was arrested as part of a drug roundup conducted by Operation UNITE detectives and officers from Harlan, Cumberland and Benham police departments, the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police.
Carr was sentenced to serve two years on the possession charge, one year imprisonment on the count of tampering with physical evidence, 30 days in jail on the charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and one year imprisonment on the trafficking charge.
Carr was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $280 as well as court costs totalling $261. All sentences are to run concurrently for a total of two years in prison.
In other court activity:
* An order was issued revoking the probation of James Ellenburg, 50, of Kenvir. He had been granted probation for the offense of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony. According to the order, Ellenburg “has not complied with the terms and conditions of his probation.” Bowling ordered Ellenburg remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.
Ellenburg was sentenced to two years in prison.
* Misty Swanner, 31, of Evarts, was sentenced on a charge of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance to three years in prison, probated for three years or until she completes drug court.
* Michael Morton, 23, of Whitesburg, was sentenced on multiple counts of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance to three years in prison.
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