Police make drug busts during unrelated searches

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Eight people are in jail on drug-related charges after two meth busts on separate days in Knott County.

Deputies with the Knott County Sheriff’s Office made both drug busts while checking a residence for a completely different reason.

It all started on Saturday with a warrant for one man, Hubert Hall.

In the process of looking for Hall at a home in Pippa Passes, police stumbled upon an active meth lab.

“It led to that gentleman being arrested on the indictment as well as being charged again along with four other individuals,” said Sheriff, Dale Richardson.

Those four people were Dillon Jent, Robin Slone, Amber Hall, and Robin Fugate.

Police then went on what they thought was an unrelated case of a stolen truck.

“The fellas that had supposedly taken the truck, had gone to the location of the meth lab on Saturday night, and had stolen some appliances,’ said Richardson.

While searching for the theft suspects at a home in the Pinetop community, police stumbled upon another active meth lab.

Police did not find the two suspects inside, but did arrest three others on meth charges, Alma Frazier, Susan Johnson, and Roger Jacobs.

Jacobs says he did not know the suspects officers were looking for.

“They came in and busted me for manufacturing said they had an arrest warrant,” said Jacobs.

But he thinks the two other people with him should not have been arrested.

The other two people that was there shouldn't even be in jail right now, because they didn't know nothing was going on.

Police are still searching for the two theft suspects and two others from Pippa Passes.

Seven of the people arrested were indicted yesterday. The Grand Jury is scheduled to hear Roger Jacob's case next Tuesday.

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