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Cawood man arrested for alleged drug trafficking

A Cawood man was recently arrested after an officer allegedly discovered drugs, money and a scale that were believed to be used in trafficking controlled substances.

Michael Myers, 38, was arrested by Harlan City Police Department officer Travis Freeman on Nov. 3.

According to Freeman, Harlan PD received a complaint, stating Myers was trespassing on Walmart property. After running his name, officers learned Myers had an active indictment warrant for his arrest.

Freeman continued to search Myers when he allegedly discovered a plastic baggie with a large amount of crystal-like substance thought to be methamphetamine, a scale and a $100 bill. Freeman also found another baggie believed to contain marijuana.

Myers was charged as a persistent felony offender with first-degree trafficking controlled substance (second offense; greater than/equal to 2 grams methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, third-degree possession of controlled substance (second offense; methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs/alcohol.

Myers was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on two full-cash bonds totaling $8,500.

In other police activity:

• Ronnie Halcomb, 57, of Cumberland, was arrested by Cumberland Police Department officers on Oct. 28. He was charged with first-degree strangulation and was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center with no bond set;

• Aimee Woodard, 35, of Jeffersonville, Ind., was arrested on Nov. 1. She was charged as a persistent felony offender and charged with a parole violation warrant, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and first-degree promoting contraband. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $3,500 full-cash bond;

• Cody Shepherd, 25, of Dalton, Ga., was arrested by Kentucky State Police troopers on Nov. 2. He was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to surrender revoked operator’s license, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs/alcohol, improper equipment, failure to produce insurance card, failure to wear seat belts and speeding (11 mph over limit). He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full-cash bond;

• Ruby Griffith, 48, of Evarts, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Nov. 3. She was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), failure to appear and non-payment of court costs/fees/fines. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,500 full-cash bond and two pay-or-stay amounts of $952;

• Jeremy Peugh, 21, of Cumberland, was arrested by Cumberland Police Department officers on Nov. 4. He was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, first-degree wanton endangerment and alcohol intoxication in a public place (first and second offense). He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full-cash bond;

• Shawn Ashley, 21, of Totz, was arrested by Cumberland Police Department officers on Nov. 6. He was charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and contempt of court. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full-cash bond;

• David Miniard, 29, of Bledsoe, was arrested by Kentucky State Police troopers on Nov. 7. He was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree burglary. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full-cash bond.