Police discover meth, other drugs on Knott County property

By: Laura Beranek Email
By: Laura Beranek Email

KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) An anonymous tip led police to a Knott County property Friday morning.

Knott County sheriff's deputies and State Troopers found four different type of drugs at the trailer: methamphetamine, Suboxyne, marijuana, and prescription pills.

"Evidently, someone had actually seen them in the process of what they suspected to be making meth," said Deputy Chief Robby Slone, "It has happened here once before."

Police say three suspects were at the trailer off Highway 1087 when they arrived.

Deputies say one of the suspects, Craig Pridemore, crawled under the floorboards.

"I kind of panicked and ran and hid until I could call and get some advice," said Pridemore, "And I called and got some advice and that's it."

Pridemore told us he was not under the influence of any narcotics at the time of the arrest.

Outside the trailer, police found drug paraphernalia inside a van.

In the mobile home, they found one active meth lab, two inactive, syringes, and other meth-making materials.

"The female was definitely hyper I guess you could say," said Slone, "She seems to be showing effects of being under the influence of methamphetamine."

When we asked April Smith if she was under the influence of illegal narcotics, she told our cameras she had "drank a beer or two and maybe smoked a joint," but was not under the influence of meth.

After arresting the third suspect, Ricky Jason Smith, police found a marijuana plant growing on the property.

Officials say the suspects will be charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

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