Tuesday police news 1028

October 28, 2003

Police make drug arrests

LANCASTER - Police arrested two men last weekend on drug-related offenses after separate traffic stops.

According to officer Allen Weston, Gary R. Hall, 34, of 220 Martin Lane, allegedly was found with 5 milligrams of Loratab with residue from a pipe "snorter." Hall also allegedly had a bag of marijuana and a marijuana pipe, according to the police report.

Hall is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana less than 8 ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.

In an unrelated case, Tobby C. Cornelius, 25, of 111 Richmond St., Apt. 4, was allegedly found with cocaine, Loratab, marijuana and drug paraphernalia after he was stopped by Weston.


Cornelius was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription medication not in its original container. He was also charged with driving with a suspended license, driving on the wrong side of the road, and having an inadequate silencer/muffler.

Two injured in bypass accident

Two people were injured in a two-car traffic accident at 5:07 p.m. Friday on the Danville bypass near Skywatch Drive.

City police said a 2003 Kia driven by Nichole P. Cuala, 20, of Sumpter, S.C., was traveling east on the bypass and struck a 1992 Ford Taurus driven by Dianna L. Smith, 36, of Mount Vernon, from behind. Cuala told police she looked down for a second and did not see the Taurus, which was stopped in traffic.

Smith and a passenger in her car, Robin Leer, 39, of Mount Vernon, were treated at the scene by Boyle County Emergency Medical Service and transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Officer Chris Logan investigated.|10/28/03***

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