TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

April 17, 2013

Four indicted for meth labs


TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

Several people were handed indictments in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday by Judge Paul K. Winchester.

An indictment is a formal charge by a grand jury and not a conviction or admission of guilt.

Four people arrested July 25 in connection with several meth labs discovered at a Plum Lane residence in Canadatown each received their separate indictments Monday.

Anna Coffey, 29, of Parkers Lake, received a two-count indictment. The first count indicts her for manufacturing methamphetamine. The second count indicts her for first-degree possession of a controlled substance after Kentucky State Trooper Les Moses allegedly discovered a quantity of meth in her possession.

James Manning, 35, of Corbin, also received a two-count indictment. The first count indicts Manning for manufacturing methamphetamine. The second count indicts him for first-degree possession of a controlled substance after Moses allegedly discovered a quantity of meth in his possession.

Mark Morrow, 46, of Plum Lane in Williamsburg, received a three-count indictment. The first count indicts him for manufacturing methamphetamine. The second count charges Morrow with first-degree possession of a controlled substance after Moses allegedly found a quantity of meth in his possession. The third count indicts him for second-degree persistent felony offender after his Aug. 17, 2004 conviction for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Willard Watson, 35, of Williamsburg, received a four-count indictment in this case. The first count charges him with manufacturing methamphetamine. The second count charges first-degree possession of a controlled substance after Moses allegedly found a quantity of meth in his possession. The third count indicts Watson for second-degree fleeing or evading the police while on foot after he allegedly wantonly disobeyed a direction to stop given by Trooper Tony Dingess during an arrest attempt. The fourth count on his indictment charges him with resisting arrest after he allegedly attempted to prevent troopers from arresting him.

On July 25, troopers investigated a tip that methamphetamine was being made on Plum Lane in Canadatown in Whitley County.

When they arrived, they smelled a strong chemical odor emanating from the home.

During their investigation, troopers discovered four one-step meth labs, one hydrogen chloride generator, a bottle of flammable liquid, coffee filters, starter fluid and ammonium nitrate.

The four suspects were arrested at the scene and jailed in the Whitley County Detention Center. Manning is the only suspect who remains jailed. He is listed as having two separate bonds, one cash bond for $25,000, and a fully-secured bond of $10,000. However, there is also no bond posted for him, as he is a fugitive from another state.

Other indictments handed down by Winchester Monday include:

— Three defendants were each handed their separate indictments for charges allegedly committed together on Jan. 31.

Crystal J. May, 39, of Powell, Tenn., LeAnn Atchley, 36, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Christopher H. Anderson, 26, of Williamsburg, were each handed three-count indictments Monday.

The first count on all three of their indictments charges first-degree possession of a controlled substance when Trooper Dingess found in their possession a quantity of methamphetamine.

May and Atchley both have the same charge on their indictments for the second count. Each woman was indicted for third-degree possession of a controlled substance by both knowingly and unlawfully possessing a quantity of Lorazepam.

May’s third count on her indictment charges her with her first offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

Atchley’s third count on her indictment charges her with first-degree promoting contraband when she allegedly brought into the Whitley County Detention Center “dangerous contraband,” being meth and Gabapentin.

The second count on Anderson’s indictment charges him with tampering with physical evidence after attempting to swallow a quantity of methamphetamine after being placed under arrest by the Kentucky State Police. The third count on his indictment charges third-degree possession of a controlled substance after knowingly and unlawfully possessing a quantity of Lorazepam and Diazepam.

— Buck McGregor, 21, of Williamsburg, was indicted for one count of receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly having in his possession a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle reported stolen from James Dozier. This offense was reportedly witnessed March 16 by Kentucky State Trooper Raymond Foley.

— Donald Zitzer, 54, of Corbin, received a three-count indictment Monday. Count I indicts him for first-degree possession of a controlled substance after KSP Trooper Tony Dingess found one Oxycodone on him during a search May 2, 2012. Count II indicts him for third-degree possession of a controlled substance after the trooper found one Klonopin (clonazepam). Count III charges him with possession of drug paraphernalia by having a “snort straw” on him.

— Mark A. Paul, 39, of Rockholds, received a two-count indictment. The first count indicts him for first-degree possession of a controlled substance after Trooper Dingess found one Roxicet in his possession. The second count charges third-degree possession of a controlled substance after Dingess discovered one Alprazolam in his possession on Aug. 2, 2012.

— Glennis R. Mays, 44, of Williamsburg, was indicted for one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance after Trooper Dingess found her in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine on Dec. 5, 2012.

— Salenia A. Wilson, 35, of Williamsburg, was indicted for one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance after Trooper Dingess found her in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine on Dec. 31, 2012.

— Roger N. McVey, 27, of Corbin, was handed a two-count indictment Monday. The first count indicts him for first-degree possession of a controlled substance after Trooper Dingess found one Hydromorphone pill in his possession May 1, 2012. The second count charges him with possession of drug paraphernalia after having syringes in his possession.

— Tiffany Siler, 28, of Williamsburg, was handed a two-count indictment Monday. Count I charges her for first-degree possession of a controlled substance after Trooper Les Moses found her in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine on Nov. 23, 2011. Count II charges her with first-degree promoting contraband when she allegedly brought methamphetamine into the Whitley County Detention Center.

— Ashley Bennett, 28, of Williamsburg, received a two-count indictment. The first count indicts her for one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance after Trooper Moses found her in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine on Sept. 13, 2012. The second count charges her with tampering with physical evidence when she attempted to hide a bag of methamphetamine in her crotch area while being placed under arrest.

— Earl D. Salyers, 41, of London, was indicted for one count of second-degree robbery when he allegedly used physical force on various loss prevention officers with Kroger during the commission of a theft Jan. 30, 2013.

— Bryon Callebs, 56, of Corbin, was indicted for theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly keeping $700 belonging to James Richmond on July 10, 2012.

— Melissa King, 41, of Winfield, Tenn., was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment. According to her indictment, King received this charge on Jan. 13, “when she manifested extreme indifference to human life by wantonly driving a vehicle in such a manner so as to attempt to strike Tyler Collins, an employee of Kroger.”

— Dennis Floyd, 19, of Williamsburg, was indicted for one count of first-degree burglary after unlawfully entering the residence of Danny Rose Oct. 1 - Dec. 8, 2012 with the intent to commit a crime. During the process of the burglary, according to the indictment, Floyd was in possession of a Remington shotgun, a Remington 770 rifle and a Charles Daly shotgun.

— Anna Davis, 24, of Williamsburg, was handed a second indictment Monday. In this indictment she is a co-defendant with David A. Davis, 29, of Williamsburg. Both defendants, who reside on Snuffy Reynolds Road, were separately indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine when they were found to be in possession of two or more chemicals used in making meth on March 11.

— Jody Eversole, 27, of Combs, was indicted for first-degree bail jumping. This charge came after he posted bond and was released when he failed to appear in Whitley County Circuit Court for sentencing Sept. 25, 2012.

— Bradley Asher, 32, of Corbin, was indicted for first-degree bail jumping. This charge came after he posted bond and was released when he failed to appear for a pretrial conference in Whitley County Circuit Court Nov. 27, 2012.