Joan A. Hughes, 36, of Deshea Street in Leitchfield, was indicted in Grayson County Circuit Court for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree (opiates); possession of a controlled substance in the second degree; possession of a prescription controlled substance not in a proper container, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol; license to be in possession; and obstructed vision and/or windshield in a motor vehicle.
Hughes allegedly committed these crimes on April 13, when she was pulled over by police officer Jessie Townsend while driving.
Hughes was reportedly found to be in possession of morphine, along with an unspecified controlled substance, an unspecified prescription substance not in a proper container, and drug paraphernalia at the time of the traffic stop.
According to court documents, she refused to present her driver’s license to Townsend after being pulled over, and was purportedly found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
Townsend served as a witness against Hughes, for whom the Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond, with 25 percent being required in cash.
In a separate case, 32-year-old Mark Anthony Embry, of North Main Street in Leitchfield, was indicted on two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree (less than or equal to 10 dosage unites of opiates).
Embry allegedly was found to have “knowingly and unlawfully sold 10 or more dosage [units]” of an unspecified opiate on or about December 18 and again on or about December 19 of last year.
Officer Brandon Cook, with the Leitchfield Police Department, served as a witness against Embry. The Commonwealth recommended that Embry be held on a $10,000 cash bond, with half of that amount being required in cash.
Additionally, Moline, IL resident Vance L. Gibson, Jr., age 31, was indicted in Grayson County for flagrant non-support.
Gibson is accused of having persistently failed to provide child support for his two minor children, aged 8 and 5 years old.
According to court documents, Gibson owes an arrearage amount of $8,727.61 in child support.
The Commonwealth recommended that he be held on a $10,000 cash bond which is non-refundable to the extent of child support owed, in addition to paying current support as ordered.
A Circuit Court indictment is not a finding of guilt, but is a charge being brought against an individual by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Individuals who have been indicted are considered innocent until proven guilty.