According to the Lawrence Co Sheriff’s Office, a search for a Johnson Co man, wanted on several charges, led Deputies on a lengthy chase and discovery of drugs. Officials said Gary Cochran, 50, of Paintsville was arrested on Thursday, Oct 4 after Deputies spotted Cochran near Richardson Peach Orchard and they knew he had been on a wanted list. When Deputies attempted to stop Cochran he took off in his vehicle and led them on a chase on Highway 2033 into Martin Co. After finally stopping Cochran, Deputies reported that he was high on meth. Deputies found meth and a loaded needle inside the vehicle Cochran was operating. Gary Cochran was arrested lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. He was charged with DUI 1st Offense, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree, No Insurance, Expired Registration Plates, Instructional Permit Violation, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Offense (Meth) and Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess. He was also served with 2 bench warrants for prior cases.
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