Sheriff: Passed out driver arrested on drug charges

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Everett L. Young
Everett L. Young

WHITLEY CO., Ky. (WTVQ) -The Whitley Co. Sheriff says a call about a man passed out behind the driver’s wheel led to an arrest on drug charges.

According to the Sheriff, on Wednesday at about 9:30 p.m., a caller reported seeing a vehicle on Mt. Ash Road that was running with an apparently passed out man behind the wheel.  A deputy went to the location, found the car, and had to wake up the driver, 41-year-old Everett L. Young.

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The deputy says while searching Young, he found a pill bottle containing assorted pills, including what is believed to be Xanax.  The deputy also says that while searching the car, he found a bag of what appeared to be marijuana, rolling papers, a pipe with residue in it, and a bag with cigars and a cigarette package, containing more pills.

Young was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, among other charges.