News Center 22 7/25/17

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A man died in a shooting in Union County Sunday.

Investigators say Timothy R. Smith, 46, was found dead in the driveway of his home in the 900 block of Highway 61 West around 5:54 a.m. He had a gunshot wound.

His wife and a handgun were also found in the driveway. She was transported to a hospital for an injury and was released.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are looking into the shooting.

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The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports

A pair of men and a woman are facing charges including drug trafficking and failure to appear after police served a warrant at a Coldiron residence.

Greg Stephens, 41, Misty Williams, 35, both of Coldiron, and Malachi Hodge, 26, were arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday.

According to a press release, the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office went to a residence on Bank Road in Coldiron to serve an arrest warrant on an individual located at the residence. Through investigation, information was obtained there was a large amount of drugs in the residence. Upon arrival there were numerous people present, including several who attempted to flee. Suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia were located in the residence.

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A drug operation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of a father and son from Harlan County.

According to a press release, police seized drugs and a substantial amount of cash. Lee County, Virginia Sheriff Gary Parsons reported his office received a tip that Charles Stevens, 26, of Cranks, was bringing a large amount of oxycodone into Lee County, Virginia. Lee County Sheriff’s Lt. A.J. McQueen arranged for surveillance in conjunction with the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force to watch the highway coming into Lee County, Virginia.

Parsons said at approximately 3:50 p.m., officers observed Stevens in a blue truck travel into the Stone Creek section of Lee County and stop at the former Cross Roads Market parking lot. Stevens then got out of the truck and got into another vehicle. Police then surrounded both vehicles. The driver of the other vehicle was Charles’ father, Harvey Stevens. A search of the vehicle yielded $1,800 in cash and 91 oxycodone pills. The pills have an estimated street value of approximately $3,640.

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Updated: July 24, 2017 — 10:00 PM
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