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Grand jury charges 11 in 14 indictments

Eleven people have been named in 14 indictments by the Letcher Grand Jury, and eight of those are charged in drug-related cases. Those indicted are:

•Buddy Amburgey, 29, of 2088 Johnson Fork, Premium, who is charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (first offense, aggravating circumstance), resisting arrest and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Kentucky State Trooper Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Emily Bentley, 19, of 224 Hwy. 803, Millstone, who is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance ( methamphetamine), second-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot) and first-degree wanton endangerment.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy James Norris testified in the case.

• Dannett Conley, 46, also known as Dannett Mosley, of 83 Misty Mountain Lane, Hindman, who is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance ( methamphetamine), third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), use/ possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription controlled substance not in original container.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy Alexis Stambaugh testified in the case.

• Scott Edward Cornett, 48, of 83 Whitetail Deer Rd., Roxana, who is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance ( methamphetamine), use/possession of drug paraphernalia, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security (first offense), no/ expired registration plates, no/ expired registration receipt and failure to produce insurance card.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy Alexis Stambaugh testified in the case.

• Michael Patrick Lilly, 57, of 6368 Laurel Grove Road, Norton, Va. and 75 North Pane St., Jenkins, who is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance ( methamphetamine) and first-degree criminal trespass.

In a second indictment, Lilly is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance ( methamphetamine), second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and first-degree criminal trespass.

Jenkins Police Officer Jim Stephens testified in the cases.

•JimmyEdwardHouston, 47, of 290 Hog Hollow, Neon, who is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance ( methamphetamine), use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy Alexis Stambaugh testified in the case.

• Amanda Danye l Seals, 41, of Saluted Creek, Whitesburg, who is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance ( methamphetamine, second offense), use/ possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified, second offense).

Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy Alexis Stambaugh testified in the case.

• Adam Sturgill, 31, of 100 Butler Rd., Whitesburg, who is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense), use/possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and menacing.

In a second indictment, Sturgill is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substances (first offense, drug unspecified.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy James Norris testified in the cases.

• Ashley Nicole Taylor, 37, of 631 S. Heritage Dr., Jenki n s, who is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance ( 2 grams or more methamphetamine, first offense), first-degree possession of a controlled substance ( methamphetamine), use/possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense), no operator’s license, no/expired registration plates and prescription not in proper container.

Jenkins Police Officer Jim Stephens testified in the case.

• Leona rd Wayne Fields, 42, 8538 Hwy. 931 S, Whitesburg, who is charged with receiving stolen property, a message board valued at $10,000 or more that had been stolen from Central Bridge Company.

Letcher County Sheriff Mickey Stines testified in the case.

•Thomas E. Riley, 38, of 6 Ministry Lane, Isom, who is charged in two indictments.

In the first indictment, Riley is charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance/security (first offense), no/expired registration plates, no/ expired registration receipt, failure to wear seatbelts, improper passing, reckless driving, speeding 10 miles per hour over speed limit, first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a vehicle with suspended operator’s license, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, resisting arrest, failure to produce insurance card and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

In the second indictment, Riley is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

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