The Bell County Sheriff’s Department, in what they say is an ongoing effort to stop drug trafficking in the area, executed a search warrant on a residence at 256 Varilla Road on Thursday.
Under the direction of Bell County Sheriff Mitch Williams, Detectives Doug Jordan and Jared Smith executed the search warrant after an investigation began last month when the sheriff’s department received an anonymous tip.
According to the press release, detectives were able to make controlled buys from William Carroll Hart Jr., 45, and Carolyn Ruth Hart, 43, both of Calvin.
The press release states 2 pounds of medical marijuana was found in various containers, hydrocodone tablets, legend drugs, various firearms and a large amount of cash. The detectives were able to determine the marijuana had been brought in from out-of-state.
Two additional individuals were arrested at the home for possession of marijuana and on a warrant out of Harlan County for cultivating marijuana.
William and Carolyn Hart were both charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription controlled substance not in original container, trafficking in a controlled substance over 10 dosage units, trafficking in marijuana 8t ounces to 5 pounds and trafficking in a legend drug.
Williams emphasizes the importance of tips from the community to the department as Bell County detectives and deputies work diligently to deal with the drug issue. All tips will be kept confidential.
Also in police news, at 8:59 p.m. on Sunday, Bell County Sheriff’s Deputy Jared Smith was dispatched to a vehicle verses pedestrian incident at 1129 Williams Branch Left Fork Road.
According to the press release, while Smith was en route to the scene, he was advised from Bell County dispatch that the vehicle involved had left the scene. The caller gave a tag number along with vehicle description and Smith was able to locate the 2007 Chevy Impala traveling on KY 188, where he initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle.
The release also states, through an investigation, Smith determined the vehicle, operated by Andrew D. Sullivon, 30, of Cambridge, Minnesota, had struck the victim, Shelia Miracle, 58, in her front yard. After striking Miracle, Sullivon allegedly left the scene. Sullivon was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.
Sullivon was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.
Miracle was transported to Middlesboro ARH by her husband for non-life threatening injuries.
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