Rockford man arrested for illegal pills
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Jack Curtis Harrell
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
A call of assault ultimately led to the arrest of a Rockford man on drug-related charges last Friday.
On March 18, Deputy Ward and Rockford Police Chief Jamie Hammond were dispatched to U.S. Highway 231 in reference to an assault. Arriving on scene they met Jack Curtis “J.C.” and Johnny Harrell.
Johnny Harrell claimed that J.C. had assaulted and injured him, and he proceeded to file a report of assault.
While on scene, during the investigation law enforcement officers asked to see J.C.’s bedroom, where they saw a large pill bottle with pills inside it. J.C. Harrell reportedly said that the pills were Xanax and that he had a prescription for it.
However, when asked for it, Harrell could not provide proof of his prescription. Officers tested the pills and reportedly found them to be Xanax, Suboxone and other drugs.
Harrell, 56 years old, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance. His total bond was set at $10,000, and he has since been released on bond to await trial.