CHAVIES — Two women are facing drug and theft related charges after being arrested in the Chavies community of Perry County late last month.
Kentucky State Police (KSP) received a call on July 23 around 7:30 p.m. from Clara Miller that her sister, Kellie Eversole, of Campton, allegedly stolen medicine from her, according to an uniform citation. Complaints from Drew’s Mini Mart, and TNT gas station that Eversole and Samantha McKnight, of Lost Creek, had allegedly committed theft.
KSP Trooper Issac Whitaker located both McKnight and Eversole inside Pete Comb’s Liquor. According to the citation, both of the suspects involved where allegedly impaired by controlled substances. Trooper Whitaker immediately took Eversole into custody, and Eversole allegedly told Trooper Whitaker that her name was Lula White. Whitaker then placed Eversole into the back of his cruiser. After Trooper Whitaker placed McKnight under arrest, Whitaker said he caught Eversole allegedly trying to hide a pill bottle under her leg in the backseat of his cruiser. According to the citation, Eversole was continually cursing and creating a disturbance while she was placed in the back of the cruiser.
Whitaker said he also caught McKnight allegedly trying to conceal Suboxone strips and Gabapentin pills inside her Suboxone prescription baggie. According to the citation, Whitaker observed Eversole allegedly concealing a pill bottle in her bra. Later at the Kentucky River Regional Jail, female deputy jailers recovered the pill bottle Eversole allegedly placed in her bra with two separate lgend drugs in it.
After Whitaker allegedly concealed a pill bottle in her bra, Whitaker discovered that Kellie Eversole was the suspects real name, and not Lula White. Eversole had a warrant out for her arrest, according to the citation. Whitaker was able to recover the prescription to the Ibuprofen tables that belonged to Carla Miller.
Eversole is facing charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, illegal possession of a legend drug, drug paraphernalia with the intent to buy/possess, promoting contraband second degree, tampering with physical evidence, trafficking in legend drugs first offense, receiving stolen property under $500, and giving officer false name or address.
McKnight is facing charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct second degree, tampering with physical evidence, illegal possession of a legend drug, and drug paraphernalia with the intent to buy/possess.
TJ Caudill can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.