Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Lewis arrested a former constable on drug trafficking charges Monday night at his residence in Coldiron.
Lewis said he went to the residence of Jimmy Brock, 65, and was attempting to serve three Harlan County indictment warrants on him for trafficking a controlled substance.
“Upon arrival, I noticed Mr. Brock sitting in a parked vehicle in front of the residence,” Lewis said. “I approached the vehicle and Mr. Brock was ordered from the vehicle and advised of the warrants against him. When Mr. Brock exited the vehicle, there was a prescription pill bottle in the seat that he attempted to conceal from me. The prescription was for OxyContin. After further investigation it was determined that there was a substantial number of pills short in the bottle. Mr. Brock also had $600 in cash on him at the time of the arrest.”
Lewis said the evidence was seized and Brock was charged with an additional trafficking a controlled substance charge. Lewis said while he was processing Brock, it was also discovered that he had a out of county warrant for failure to appear. Brock was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
Deputies Travis Freeman and Matt Cope assisted Lewis.