Three people are facing drug charges after someone called the Letcher County Sheriff’s Office to report drug use on the street on the opposite side of the courthouse.
According to citations, a caller reported that someone may have been using drugs on Main Street in Whitesburg. When Deputy James Norris arrived, he found Anthony S. Tackett, 41, of 277 Hwy 343, Neon, and Angel D. Hall, 30, of 300 Wrights Hollow, Jenkins, sitting in a black car parked in front of the Howard Law Office. Jimmy Everett Huston, 46, of 290 Hogg Hollow, Neon, was leaning inside the vehicle.
Norris reported that when he and Huston walked back to Huston’s truck, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana and asked to search the vehicle. He said he then found marijuana in a cigarette pack, a plastic bag with a white crystalline substance that appeared to be methamphetamine, a black pipe filled with marijuana and a glass pipe.
According to citation, Norris also searched the black car and found a purse that held a plastic container with several plastic bags containing a substance thought to be methamphetamine in the floorboard of the passenger side, where Hall had been sitting. Norris wrote that the search also turned up a bag containing a pink substance that Hall said was suboxone, some pills and two loaded handguns — one under the driver’s seat and one under the passenger seat.
Hall and Tackett were each charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two or more grams of methamphetamine), third-degree possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Huston was charged with first-degree possession of methamphetamine (first offense), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.