Joe P. Asher
The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Cumberland man on a charge of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance on Wednesday.
According to a press release, Jason Hatfield, 31, was arrested after a search warrant was served at his home. It is alleged that the search of Hatfield’s home turned up an assortment of pill bottles, pills and marijuana.
Hatfield was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.
Sheriff Marvin J. Lipfird explained his office is cracking down on drug offenders.
“We’ve been doing a lot of undercover buying and we’ve not done as many search warrants, but that’s changing. We’re going to get very active again. We’re going to start putting some of these drug dealing issues to bed,” said Lipfird.
Lipfird, Chief Deputy Winston Yeary, Capt. Frank Doan, Det. Sgt. Jason Snelling, Det. Danny Ball, deputies Mitch Alford and Travis Freeman were at the scene. Yeary was in charge of the investigation.
Sheriff’s chaplains Bill Ball and Joey Robertson and Lynch Police Chief Mike Nunley assisted.
In other police activity:
* Gregory Smith Jr., 30, of Partridge, was arrested by the Cumberland Police Department on Monday on a charge of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance.
* John Mackey, 22, of Lynch, was arrested by the Cumberland Police Department on Wednesday on a charge of theft by unlawful taking.
* Phillip Osborne, 31, of Evarts, was placed under arrest by the department of Probation and Parole on Tuesday for a probation violation charge.
* Linda Taylor, 46, of Evarts, was arrested by the Kentucky State Police on charges of public intoxication, possession of synthetic cannabinoid and second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot).
* Robert Marlowe, 28, of Loyall, was arrested by the Loyall Police Department on charges of receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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