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Traffic stop on Evarts man leads to drug arrest in Harlan County, 2 more arrested on other charges

From the Harlan County Sheriff's Office

Phillip Osborne - HCDC

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, a traffic stop was conducted by Deputies with the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office in the Wallins area. Upon making contact with the operator of the vehicle, 39-year-old Phillip Osborne of Wallins, he was placed under arrest on outstanding arrest warrants.


Through further investigation Methamphetamine and Heroin was located in the vehicle. It was also discovered that registration decal on the license plate was registered to another vehicle.


Osbourne was charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Heroin), Importing Heroin, Driving DUI Suspended License, Improper Display of Registration Plates, Theft of Motor Vehicle Registration Plates and Display of Illegal/Altered Registration Plate. He was also served with two Harlan County Circuit Court Bench Warrants for Failure to Appear.


He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center. The case remains under investigation by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office.


In other activity on Wednesday:

Thomas Lester - HCDC

Thomas Lester, 44, of Dayhoit was arrested by Deputies on a Harlan County Circuit Court Indictment Warrant for Tampering with Physical Evidence and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.








Jerry Foley - HCDC

Jerry Foley, 31, of Harlan was arrested on multiple Arrest Warrants at a residence in Dayhoit. Foley had an active Harlan County Circuit Court Indictment Warrant for Theft by Unlawful Taking (Automobile) and three Bench Warrants for Failure to Appear in Harlan County District Court.


All subjects were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

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