BONNYMAN — A 20-year-old man from the Perry County community of Bonnyman was arrested earlier this month on trafficking in controlled substance charges.
Austin T. Gibson, 20, of Bonnyman was arrested by Kentucky State Police (KSP) on Oct. 09. He is facing charges of giving officer false name or address, first-degree and first offense possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug, first-degree and first offense of trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree and second offense trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense trafficking of a legend drug and controlled substance prescription not in proper container.
According to an arrest citation, KSP Trooper Chad Daniels located Gibson after receiving a complaint. The arrest citation says Gibson gave Trooper Daniels a false name and date of birth after Trooper Daniels asked Gibson to identify himself.
After learning Gibson’s true name, the arrest citation says Trooper Daniels discovered Gibson had several active warrants out for his arrest.
Upon searching Gibson, the citation says Trooper Daniels found two tablets believed to be Gabapentin 600mg, two tablets believed to be Gabapentin 800mg, six green pills believed to Xanax and nine white pills believed to be Xanax.
Police also found one Suboxone wrapper containing a half of a Suboxone strip and 10 empty Suboxone wrappers in Gibson’s wallet, the citation says.
Gibson also had $232 in his wallet, the citation says.
He was arrested and transported to Kentucky River Regional Jail, where he was lodged in.
TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.