Harlan & Avoca suspects arrested following narcotics investigation in Shelby Co.


March 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Shelby County report two people were arrested on drug charges following separate investigations. The latest arrest took place on Sunday, March 3rd. Authorities say 22-year old Michael Stein, of Harlan, was arrested following the search of a residence at 908 Spring Street, where several items, including a substance believed to be marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, were seized. Stein faces felony charges of Delivery of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver, and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp. Stein also faces Misdemeanor charges of Prohibited acts, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was being held in the Shelby County Jail on $20,000 bond.

The other arrest took place February 24th, after a deputy purchased a controlled substance believed to be methamphetamine, from 29-year old Sean Gifford, of Avoca. Gifford was arrested during a traffic stop in Harlan. He faces felony charges on two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Gifford was being held in the Shelby County Jail on $50,000 bond.