By HERALD LEDGER STAFF

Local man facing drug charges

A Lyon County man is facing multiple drug-related charges after being stopped Saturday afternoon on Vista Drive in Kuttawa.

Harold Shane Perkins, 55, of Fredonia was charged with first-degree possession of a control substance (methamphetamine), third-degree possession of a controlled substance (unspecified) and possession of drug paraphernalia after Lyon County Deputy Joe Witherspoon conducted a traffic stop. Witherspoon reportedly knew the suspect, who was operating a 2003 Suzuki VL800 motorcycle, did not have the proper license and had an active warrant for his arrest for failure to pay child support.

When the deputy went to place the man under arrest for the outstanding warrant, Perkins took a fanny pack from the motorcycle.

Searching the bag for weapons, Witherspoon reportedly located a baggy of a white crystal substance believed to be meth. He also found a plastic straw with white residue on it and a metal pipe with burnt residue. Both are commonly used to ingest meth.

A prescription pill bottle not belonging to Perkins was also found in the bag. Inside, it contained 30 pills identified as benzodiazepines, a schedule IV controlled substance used as a tranquilizer.

The suspect said he was carrying the medication for a friend for it to be destroyed, but allegedly changed his story later, saying that he had found the pills.

Perkins was also charged with driving without a motorcycles license, failure to produce an insurance card and displaying an improper registration plate.

Domestic fight leads to man’s arrest

A Lyon County man is facing a fourth-degree assault charge for allegedly causing minor injury to his wife.

According to Witherpoon’s report, Beery Victory Cotton, 36, of Kuttawa was arrested around 1:45 a.m. Saturday after authorities were called to a Locust Street home for an active domestic fight.

Eddyville Police Officer Shannon Oliver was the first to arrive, and reported entering the home to find the suspect’s hands around the woman’s neck.

Apparently, the fight had been going on for about a half-hour before police arrived. The argument was allegedly over unknown calls on the suspect’s phone.

The woman had a swollen lip, but insisted she was not going to press charges or seek an emergency protective order. However, Cotton was arrested.