A Harold resident was arrested last week for allegedly violating the county’s burn ban. 

Timothy Boyd, 36, of Harold was arrested for violation of local burning ban and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. 

Floyd County Sheriff Deputy Justin Szymchack reports in the citation that he was dispatched to help the Betsy Layne Fire Department deal with an alleged “irate male” who was allegedly burning trash outdoors on Redbird Lane in Harold on Sept. 26. 

Szymchack reported that Boyd “became irate” when the fire department showed up to put out the trash fire on the property.

“I then spoke to Mr. Boyd who took an aggressive posture towards me; that’s when I detained Mr. Boyd and patted him down for weapons; (then) I felt a oblong pill in his front pocket,” he wrote.

Szymchack reported that the pill was identified as an oxycodone pill. 

Boyd was arraigned in Floyd District Court last week. 

District Judge Eric Hall placed him under a $1,000 cash bond and ordered him to have no new violations and to have no outdoor burning during the burn ban. 

Boyd is expected to return to court on Oct. 7 for a preliminary hearing in the case. 

Floyd County Judge-Executive Robbie Williams issued an outdoor burn ban on Sept. 16, ordering that no outdoor burning be permitted in the county. Floyd County’s burn ban will remain in effect until it is lifted by Williams. Forest fire hazard season opened on Oct. 1 and continues through Dec. 15 in Kentucky. During that time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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