Man indicted on drug charge
Published 11:03 am Monday, December 11, 2017
A Harlan man is facing an indictment for trafficking after allegedly selling a controlled substance.
Jessie J. McKinney, 54, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Torstrick on Sunday.
According to the one-count indictment handed down by the grand jury on Sept. 16, 2013, McKinney sold or transferred oxycodone on Nov. 19, 2012.
An Operation UNITE detective presented evidence to the grand jury resulting in the indictment.
McKinney was indicted for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance (ten pills or more). He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
• Tim Middleton, 49, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Winston Yeary on Sunday.
According to the arrest warrant obtained by Harlan City Police Officer Tyler Hensley, Middleton entered another person’s property on Nov. 19 and took various tools.
Middleton was charged with second-degree burglary and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
• Richard Wilder, 47, of Bledsoe, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper James Earl Hensley on Sunday.
Wilder was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, failure to comply with helmet law, operating ATV on roadway, and second-degree fleeing or evading police. Wilder was additionally served with a warrant for first-degree wanton endangerment (two counts).
Wilder was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.