Corbin Woman Indicted For Prescription Fraud

The Corbin News Journal is reporting a Corbin woman has been indicted on multiple counts of prescription fraud. 45 year old Melissa A. Helton is facing four counts of fraud or false statement in obtaining a forged prescription and four counts of criminal possession of a forged prescription. According to the indictment, on four separate occasions Helton allegedly used forged prescriptions bearing the signature of a Family Nurse Practitioner to obtain supplies of Hydrocodone. Helton did not appear in court for the return of indictments. A status hearing has been set in the case for Friday.

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Woman Arrested On Drug Charges After She Was Found Passed Out In Behind The Wheel At London Business

The London Police Department says officers were called out on a report of a woman passed out in a parking lot on East Fourth Street. Officers found 34 year old Amanda J. Wells of Somerset slumped over in the driver seat of her vehicle. Police tried to wake her from outside the vehicle but Wells didn't respond. After opening the door she was awakened and with extremely slurred speech said she was there to pick up feed. A search turned up baggies containing methamphetamine and a digital scale. She was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication - controlled substances. She was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Manchester Man Arrested For The Second Time In Less Than Two Weeks

Police have arrested a Manchester man for the second time in less than two weeks. Officers say James Davidson faces DUI and assault charges from his latest arrest. They say he crashed into a car just off the Hal Rogers Parkway. Police say he admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. Earlier this month, they said he was a passenger in a car who's driver was drunk and Davidson provided the alcohol. He was again lodged in the Clay County Detention Center.

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Laurel County Man Arrested After Toddler Overdoses

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a father has been arrested after a toddler was taken to the hospital suffering from an overdose. Deputies took 30 year old Joshua Smith into custody after they were informed that a two year old girl was at St. Joseph Hospital E. R. in London for an overdose. Investigators learned that the toddler had taken approximately 18 Ativans while in the care of Smith. Police said the child's mother came home to find the toddler ill and immediately called 911 and met EMS. Police said Smith didn't call 911 or seek any medical attention after the child got into the pills. Deputies found Smith and determined he was under the influence. He was charged with criminal abuse of a child under 12, DUI and drug possession among others. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Corbin Motorcyclist Arrested For DUI After Nearly Hitting Deputy Head On

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says a motorcyclist was arrested after nearly hitting a deputy head on. A deputy was traveling south on 25E when he suddenly saw a bright light coming straight at him. He said he had to swerve off the road to avoid being struck head on by a motorcycle. As he turned to go after the motorcyclist he saw it nearly hit another vehicle. The deputy pulled the motorcycle over and during the roadside investigation determined the driver, 53 year old Joseph H Schulfen of Corbin, was under the influence. He was arrested and charged with DUI, reckless driving, wanton endangerment and others. Schulfen was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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Laurel County Jail To Host Night Of Prayer Event

Laurel County Jailer Jamie Mosley is urging the community to come out to a night of prayer event at the Laurel County Detention Center Tuesday evening from 7 to 9pm. Mosley says the event is organized to bring together individuals, families, victims of crime, jail staff, pastors, churches and inmates to pray, especially for the root cause of crime in the area, drugs. Mosley says while help is on the way with the new jail, overcrowding has been a major problem. Speaking of the new jail, Mosley says theyre making progress. Again, the night of prayer event at the the Laurel County Jail is set for 7pm Tuesday evening August 29th.

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Laurel County Woman Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Boyfriend

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a home off Hwy 3094, north of London, where a man and woman were fighting. When officers arrived they learned 20 year old Alexis Farmer of Lily had allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the leg and cut his right arm with a kitchen knife. The boyfriend's injuries were described as minor. Farmer was arrested and charged with assault. She also had a warrant out for failure to appear on shoplifting charges. Farmer was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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A Man Behind Bars In Knox County After Vandalizing And Stealing Gas From Church Bus

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a man after he allegedly vandalized and stole gas from a church bus. Police and officials at Old Poplar Creek Baptist Church say this is not the first crime of this kind recently. 43 year old Jason Swearengin was identified as the man in a nearby business' security footage. Swearengin was found at a nearby residence with a funnel, bucket and puncture tool, as well as methamphetamine. He was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Knox County Deputy Honored By Police Safety Equipment Company

Knox County Deputy Claude Hudson wore a vest which likely saved his life this summer, and the company who made the vest is now honoring him. On June 12th, when delivering an indictment warrant, it was Hudson's badge and Safariland bulletproof vest which saved his life when he was shot in the line of duty. Safariland invited Hudson to their headquarters as an all expense paid trip to Florida. Hudson was inducted into the Safariland SAVES Club, which honors officers who experienced an incident where Safariland's gear saved their life. Hudson's induction makes the 17 save of the year for the club and 1,983 in the company's history. As a member, Hudson will receive free Safariland gear for the rest of his career.

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Laurel County Police Arrest 3 People During Drug Raid

Laurel County Sheriff John Root along with deputies, detectives and their K-9 "Edge" arrested three people in a drug bust after receiving numerous complaints of drug activity off Southard Road. Officers also seized meth and other drugs, drug paraphernalia, guns and cash. Those arrested were:
• Jamane Riley age 43 Southard Rd., London charged with conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance – first offense – methamphetamine and trafficking in marijuana first offense
• Jamane Riley age 19 of Southard Rd., London charged with trafficking in marijuana - first offense
• Jeremy Johnson age 29 of  Reams Lane,London charged with trafficking in marijuana– first offense
They were all lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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