Police say they found narcotics and “bath salts” in the car of a Jackhorn woman who was found in possession of a syringe when she went into the Kentucky Division of Probation and Parole office in Whitesburg.
Police say Charity Dawn Sparks, 35, of 17 Little Quillen Fork, admitted to taking the bath salts, which cause users to hallucinate.
Probation and parole officers searched the car Sparks was driving on March 7 and found one bottle of Tramadol (a pain reliever sold as Ultram), one bottle of Gabapentin (used to treat seizures and nerve pain), one bottle of generic Fioricet (used to treat tension headaches) and 57 Neurontin pills (a brand name of Gabapentin).
Whitesburg Police Officer Henry Day said Sparks was checking in with her probation and parole officer when she was found in possession of the paraphernalia and drugs.
According to an arrest citation written by Day, Sparks admitted to buying the pills. She was charged with use/ possession drug paraphernalia, two counts of third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance prescription not in original container, public intoxication (controlled substance) and possession for sale/ transfer of a simulated controlled substance.
Sparks was being held without bond in the Letcher County Jail.