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Fourteen Arrested On Meth Related Charges

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

Using kids to gather ingredients for meth it may sound awful, but that's exactly what police say drug dealers are doing in at least one part of eastern Kentucky.

Early Monday in Knox County police say they were able to knock out about eighty percent of the meth problem with just a few arrests.

Months of investigation lead to a rude awakening for several suspected drug dealers.

Barbourville police arrested several people they say were selling pills, pot,. and meth.

Police say they found tools & ingredients needed to make meth.

“Fuel canisters and other meth ingredients all throughout the area,” Bill Swafford said.

Even with several officers on scene a man decided to drop in anyway and police suspect he was there to buy meth.

“Just shows you how bad the problem is! That person probably on some type of meth,” Officer Swafford said.

The meth problem's become so bad police say those making it are recruiting kids to go out and buy the separate ingredients, in exchange for a quick hit of the drug.

Police say they were able to arrest those responsible for the majority of Knox County's meth problem thanks to tips from the public.

Officers say they need more tips to continue making progress.

01. Jamie Mays-Female-age 25--Criminal facilation

02. Sean Messer-male-age 30- (1) trafficking within 1000 yds of a school (2) trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd (3) trafficking in a controlled substance 3rd.

03. Stephen Bridges-male-age 26- (1) trafficking within 1000 yds of a school (2) possession of marijuana.

04. Derrick Smith-male-age 19- (1) trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yds of a school (2) trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd.

05. Shannon Morgan-male-age 28- (1) trafficking in a controlled substance 2nd. (2) trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 of a school.

06. Timothy Jones-male-age 29- (1) possession of marijuana (2) possession of drug paraphenalia (3) unlawful transaction with a minor 2nd

07. Randall Perkins-male-age 46- (1) trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000yds of a school (2) trafficking in a controlled substance 1st.

08. Leonard Collins-male- (1) possession of methamphedamine with other charges pending.

09. Estil Roark-male- (1) possession of methamphedamine with other charges pending.

10. Russell Collins-male-age 42- (1) possession of anhydrous ammonia (2) possession of anhydrous in unapproved container with other charges pending.

11. Russell Rogers-male- age 23- (1) possession of anhydrous ammonia (2) possession of anhydrous ammonia in unapproved container.

12. Darlene Smith-female-age 39- (1) possession of anhydrous ammonia in unapprove container (2) possession of anhtdrpus ammonia

13. Retha Ross-female- age 20- Same charges as smith

14. Martha Mcvey-female- age 70- receiving stolen property-handgun


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