LOCAL NEWS

Investigation leads to arrest of Russell County Woman

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Police in Russell County say Lindsay Sloan used her position at a medical clinic to falsify prescriptions. 
The investigation started a few months ago when Russell County Hospital officials started noticing some improprieties. 
Sloan is accused of making false statements regarding 127 prescriptions for narcotics between April 23, 2014 and June of this year. She worked as a medical assistance at the Family Medical Practitioners which is owned by the Russell County Hospital. 
When asked what Sloan is accused of doing, Teresa Spaw with Russell County Hospital said, "of using her status as an employee to call prescriptions into drug stores for narcotics." 
Sloan is charged with knowingly obtaining and assisting others in obtaining controlled substances. Her arrest warrant states that Sloan procured prescriptions under various names that were not legally authorized. 
Sloan is being held at the Russell County Jail. Police say the investigation is ongoing and there could be more charges and arrests

Russell County Man Arrested

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A Russell County man was arrested Wednesday afternoon (October 5th) for Criminal Abuse 2nd Degree.

An investigation by Chief Deputy Nick Bertram and officials with Lifeline Home Health resulted in the arrest of Christopher Hare, 39, of Russell Springs.

Hare is accused of withholding prescription pain medication intended for an elderly man in his care and then taking the pain medication himself, on more than one occasion.

Hare was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on the abuse charge.

Ongoing Investigation

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October 4, 2016 

An ongoing investigation by the Russell County Sheriff’s Department and Drug Enforcement Administration lead to the arrest Tuesday afternoon of Lindsay Sloan, 31, of Columbia.

Sloan is facing more than 100 counts of Illegally Obtaining & Assisting Others in Illegally Obtaining Controlled Substances over a two-year period while employed by Family Practice Associates of Russell County.

Sloan was taken into custody by Det. Joey Hoover & Deputy Evan Burton of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

Over 5,000 Marijuana Plants Located in a Plot in Tompkinsville

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Tompkinsville, KY (October 4, 2016)- The Kentucky State Police Cannabis Suppression Branch located a large amount of Marijuana plants by aerial observation just outside the limits of Tompkinsville yesterday in a corn field on Mill Creek Road near the city reservoir. 
 
The KSP Cannabis Suppression, along with Troopers from KSP Post 15 Columbia, Tompkinsville Police Department, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department worked yesterday and today for over 30 hours to eradicate and destroy a total of 5,624 Marijuana plants.
 
No arrest has been made at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.  No other information is available for release at this time
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