PIKEVILLE, KY — The Pikeville Police Department responded to a complaint last week that a man was intoxicated and sitting in his vehicle in the Pikeville Lowe’s parking lot.
According to the arrest citation, 24-year-old Austin Phillips from Mouthcard had slurred speech, pupils that would not react to light, and appeared very sleepy. The subject had to be forced out of his vehicle as he attempted to hide items and resisted arrest.
While resisting, he dropped his pants down to his ankles in the middle of the Lowe’s parking lot while several shoppers were walking by. Once Phillips was detained, Pikeville Police located a small clear bag containing several pills marked Xanax as well as a THC vape pen.
Phillips was arrested and charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree, possession of marijuana and was lodged in the Pike County Detention Center.