Eight people indicted in Knox County meth case


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KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) -
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A Knox County grand jury indicted eight people arrested during a meth bust last year.

Sheriff's Deputies say in December, they found meth, meth ingredients, and an indoor marijuana growing operation inside Joyce Riley's home on Davis Bend.

Deputies say, Riley worked at the Barbourville food stamp office.

Deputies arrested Riley and her children, Kevin and Ryan Riley, and five others at the home.

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12-23-13

Struggling families went to her for help at the Barbourville food stamp office. However, Sheriff's deputies say others were going to her home for a quick high.

Joyce Riley and her children face numerous charges including meth related crimes.

Knox County Sheriff's Deputies say they went to the home on Davis Bend last week to serve a warrant on Kevin Riley, 34. Deputies say when they got to the home, people started running and hiding.

Deputies say they found an indoor marijuana growing operation along with needles, meth ingredients, and a new kind of meth.

"The Easter bunny meth. It's charcoal mixed with other ingredients and so forth. It's new to us, but days later we realized what it was," said Deputy Claude Hudson.

Deputies say Joyce Riley, 58, owns the home. They say she works at the Barbourville Food Stamp office. Deputy Hudson went there to talk to her.

"I gave her an update of the situation while we was there, what we found in plain view, and so forth, and of course she denied any further search, and through our search warrant, it revealed why," said Deputy Hudson.

Deputies arrested Joyce Riley when she got home. They also arrested her children and the others in the home.

Workers at the food stamp office told us they could not comment on the arrest. We were unable to reach any supervisors for comment.

List of those arrested and charges

Christopher Hubbard, 34, hindering prosecution, cultivate marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of meth precursor, possession of controlled substance (meth), and possession of marijuana, bench warrant

Dexter Messer, 33, hindering prosecution, parole violation

Kevin Riley, 34, resisting arrest, cultivate marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of meth precursor, possession of controlled substance (meth), and possession of marijuana

Justin Vaughn, 26, resisting arrest, bench warrant

Joyce Riley, 58, cultivate marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of meth precursor, possession of controlled substance (meth), and possession of marijuana

Ryan Riley, 36, hindering prosecution, cultivate marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of meth precursor, possession of controlled substance (meth), and possession of marijuana

Natasha Riley, 25, hindering prosecution, criminal abuse, cultivate marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of meth precursor, possession of controlled substance (meth), and possession of marijuana

Tammy Spicer, 28, resisting arrest, cultivate marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of meth precursor, possession of controlled substance (meth), and possession of marijuana


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