Drug Intoxication Arrests

We have reports that a local fire department almost ran over someone walking in the middle of the road, A bus driver reported they had to stop for a person passed out on a ATV.


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The following have responded to our Facebook request and have messaged or mailed the following…


From Crystal K. Stewart

One night I was driving through Garrard just as it was starting to get really dark as I passed the railroad tracks going towards Save a Lot and well all of a sudden boom there is a man on a bicycle I come one hair of hitting him; only thing that saved his life was I caught a glimpse of a reflector.

So many times I have drove Garrard and almost hit a person riding a bicycle as well as walking, these people are 9 times outta 10 so high that they are either riding their bikes in the road or walking or laying passed out at the run down car wash or they are doing some kind of drug deal at the car wash, it’s really sad to see all this almost every time you drive towards town !


From Claude Martin

I leave my home in the Oneida/Bullskin area every weekday at 5:45 AM to go to work.

On September 26 around 6 AM, I almost ran over a young man in a curve on Highway 11, just outside of Oneida I was driving along and boom, standing in the middle of this curve stood a young man with his hands held straight up in the air.

Two days later a younger guy, possibly early 20’s ran out at me from the Oneida car wash, again with his arms held up in the air.


From Tammy Rush

Recently rounded a curve in HWY 80 and a lady was swinging a bat like it was No ones buisness. As I rounded the curve I almost hit a car head on; he hit the grass from killing me and my passenger.

I stopped and told her she needed to stay out the road she was gonna be killed. She screamed I will do what I please. And kept walking.

Also encountered a male at the bottom of big hill carrying a pipe wrench picking blades of grass from the side of road

Told by a relative she encountered him in the middle the road and she stopped and motioned for him to move and he stood as if he was in a zombie trance and wouldn’t move. After 10 minute he moved. As she drove slowly on down hill looking through rear view he was back in the middle of the road. Crystal Meth has took over the community.


From Lester Jackson

Saw a lady, around 35 walking towards me in an aisle close to the seasonal stuff, shuffling her feet about to stumble over, mumbled something for 15 seconds , don’t even know what she said. The kind of gait she had put you in mind of the walking dead; unbelievable,… we left quickly> Lots of them down towards Garrard by the bridge.


Photo submitted by Kevin Nolan


In the past ten days 12 people have been arrested for public intoxication for something other than alcohol.

James E. Hubbard, age 32, of Hillside Lane (Manchester) was arrested after Clay County Deputy Sheriff Gary Jordan responded to a report that Hubbard had used an axe to cause damage to the door of his parents house. He had blood all over his clothes and skin from glass in the door. The property owner did not press charged on the damages. He was booked into Clay County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol).

Cynthia Louise Benge, age 44, of Jarvis Branch Road (Manchester) was arrested after Clay County Sheriff Deputies Jeremy Gabbard, Drew Jackson and Cody Blackwell responded to a 911 call that Benge was at the junction of HWY 80 and Jarvis Branch and had found human remains. When officers arrived Benge was hiding in some weeds. She told the police she saw the remains in the gravels. She was digging and said there is a fingers and parts of a skull. Officers only found rocks and dirt. She was booked into Clay County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol).

James M. Bargo, age 28, of Byrd Trailer Park (East Bernstadt) and Jeffery H. Burkhart, age 47, of Echo Valley Road (Lily) were arrested after a traffic stop on US 421 South by Kentucky State Police Trooper Shawn Boroviak on a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. A small bag of meth was found under barge’s seat. He admitted to the officer the meth belonged to him. Bargo He was booked into Clay County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol); possession controlled substance (first offense) (methamphetamine) and failure to wear seat belt. Burkhart was charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol) and failure to wear seat belt.

Oscar Mills, age 53, of Beaver Creek (Ohi0) was arrested after Manchester Police Department Officers Jeff Collet and Antonio Dodson responded to a complaint of two men threatening to kill each other at the Heritage Inn. Mills was determined to be manifestly under the influence. He was booked into Clay County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol).

Randall Eversole, age 52, of HWY 577 East (Annville) was arrested after Manchester Police Department officers Taye Napier and Antonio Dodson responded to a complaint of a suspicious Male walking on the Salt Works Nature Trail. Eversole failed to stop when approached by the officers. Marijuana and one white pill were found in his pocket. He was booked into Clay County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol) possession controlled substance (third degree) (drug unspecified) and fleeing or evading police (second degree) (on foot).

Billie Jean Jackson, age 33, of Rawlings Road (Manchester) was charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol). Jackson arrived in Clay District Court and was so intoxicated she could not carry on a conversation with the Judge. Clay County Deputy Sheriffs Dewey Grubb and Jeremy Gabbard performed field sobriety tests and determined she was manifestly under the influence and was a danger to her self and others. She was booked into the Clay County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol).

Bridgette Fields, age 28, of Mountain View Mobile Home Park (Manchester) was charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol). Clay County Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Gabbard received a complaint of an intoxicated female walking on Craw Fish road and was jumping in parked trucks. She was found hiding behind a bush on Shirley Don Road and she was hallucinating and seeing people that were not there. She told the officer she had used meth. Gabbard considered her to be a danger to herself and others. She was booked into the Clay County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol)

Jodie Lewis, age 46, of Ham Hollow Road (Manchester) was charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol) and disorderly conduct (second degree). Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Howell received a call about a female on Ham Hollow Road walking around destroying property. When officers arrived at her home she came out cussing and was determined to be manifestly under the influence of meth. She He was booked into the Clay County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol) and disorderly conduct (second degree).

Stacy Sizemore, age 33, of Fish Trap Road (Manchester) was charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol). Clay County Deputy Sheriffs Jeremy Gabbard and Brandon Edwards received a complaint of an intoxicated female on Fish Trap Road. They found her on the handicap ramp of a home and she was unable to stand still and follow direct orders. She told the officers she was a meth user. They determined she was a danger to herself and others.

Steve Collett, age 54, of HWY 1350 (Manchester) was arrested after Manchester Police Officers Jeff Collett and Patrick Robinson responded after several residents complained about of a man passed out in a vehicle at the dumpster at Church Street Apartments. When the officers placed him under arrest he yelled and remained in his 2015 Nissan. He was booked into the Clay County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol) and possession of controlled substance (first degree) (first offense) (drug unspecified).

Roy Wagers, age 42, of Curry Road (Manchester) was arrested after giving Kentucky State Police Trooper First Class a fake name even though he had the name “Wagers” tattooed on his forearm. Wilson had asked for an ID when he saw him on Crawfish Road. He had two outstanding Clay District Court warrants; one for failure to pat fines on a alcoholic intoxication charge and failure to appear on several traffic charges. He was booked into Clay County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol) failure to appear; non payment of fines; and giving officers false name and addresses.

Shannon Davidson, age 41, of Sol Hollow (Manchester) was arrested after Clay County Deputy Sheriff xx and Kentucky State Police Trooper Derick Combs responded to a complaint of a man at his mother’s residence causing a disturbance. They found Davidson in a creek talking to people who were not there. He told the police he was working on a car. When they attempted to place Davidson under arrest he became combative and refused to put his hands behind his back. He was arrested and booked into Clay County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication (controlled substance) (excludes alcohol) and resisting arrest.