Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A disturbance call in Rocky Hill has led to two being arrested on felony drug charges.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a disturbance call on Fairview Church Road in Rocky Hill on Tuesday evening, September 12, where a homeowner was said to have attempted to make two individuals leave his property.
Deputies said that upon arrival, it appeared one of the individuals, Jamie Henderson, (33) of Bowling Green, appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Officials said that upon a probable cause search of the vehicle, a bag full of needles, some which were uncapped, was discovered in her vehicle. The bag also contained a white, powdered substance that Henderson's passenger, Barry Rutherford, (39), of Alvaton told deputies was heroin.
Henderson was arrested and charged with Public intoxication of a controlled substance-excluding alcohol, Possession of controlled substance-first degree-first offense (heroin), Wanton endangerment-first degree (police officer), and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.
Rutherford was arrested and charged with Possession of controlled substance-first degree-first offense (heroin), Wanton endangerment-first degree (police officer), and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.
Both suspects were transported and lodged at the Hart County Jail. Deputies said the substance that Rutherford said was heroin was later field tested at the Sheriff's Office and tested positive for cocaine, not heroin. The Sheriff's office said that the charges would likely be amended at the next Grand Jury; however, the penalty would be the same if found guilty, regardless of the substance being heroin or cocaine.
The Sheriff's Office reported that seven different individuals have been arrested in three different trafficking or weapons related cases in the past four days.