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Grand jury indicts 4 from meth bust; 8 others charged



Two of four people charged with making methamphetamine in a Sandlick trailer in January are named in the latest indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury.

Danny Gibson, 43, of Highway 931N, Sandlick, and Kesha Cook, 26, of Ran Day Hollow, Whitesburg, each are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense). Gibson is also charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense).

Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Alisha Congleton testified before the grand jury before the indictments were returned.

Congleton was among the police officers who made the arrests of Gibson, Cook, and two other defendants — Brenda Baker Blair, 40, of Straight Row, Jenkins, and Kimberly Brewer, 48, of 97 No. 3 Hill, Jenkins — after conducting a welfare check at the trailer and finding an active meth lab in the living room.

The grand jury also returned an indictment charging Blair with first-degree promoting contraband after Letcher County Deputy Jailer Ben Fields testified that she possessed a plastic baggie containing a green powder substance, which she had concealed in her rectum, on Jan. 28 while she was confined in the Letcher County Jail.

Brewer was also indicted on a charge of promoting contraband after Fields testified that she possessed one-half of a Subutex tablet which she had concealed in her rectum on Jan. 28 while she was confined in the jail.

Gibson, Cook, Blair and Brewer are four of 12 defendants named in the new indictments, including a Linefork man charged with assault

Anthony Wayne Cornett, Sr., 53, of 13302 Hwy. 1103, is charged with wanton endangerment (first degree), assault (fourth degree) and terroristic threatening (third degree).

The grand jury says Cornett threatened Anna Cornett and injured her on Dec. 9, engaging in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious injury.

Anna Cornett testified in the case.

Others indicted are:

• Denver Maggard — burglary (third degree) and theft by unlawful taking (over $500, less than $10,000).

Maggard, 33, of 3432 Hwy. 931 S, Whitesburg, is charged with entering the Appalachian Monument Company’s building owned by Charles and Joyce Frazier with the intent to commit a crime on Oct. 21. Maggard is also charged with taking property worth $791 or more belonging to Appalachian Monument Company.

Deputy Congleton testified in the case.

• Clark Victor Brock — receiving stolen property (under $10,000).

Brock, 31, of 202 Low Gap Branch, Isom, is accused of selling eight batteries belonging to United Coal Company for scrap to Southern Steel Iron and Metal Recycling on Jan. 1, knowing the items had been stolen.

Amanda Newell, Security Officer Supervisor of United Coal Company, testified in the case.

• Bobbie Nicole Stamper — criminal possession of a forged prescription (first offense) and being a persistent felony offender (second degree).

Stamper, 33, of 1444 Hwy. 1562, Thornton, is charged with presenting a forged prescription for a controlled substance to the staff of Superior Pharmacy on Jan. 25.

Whitesburg City Police Chief Tyrone Fields testified in the case.

• Christopher Brown — fleeing or evading police (first degree) and being a persistent felony offender (second degree).

The grand jury says Brown, 29, of 228 Scrapshin Branch, Isom, disobeyed a direction to stop his vehicle given by a police officer on Jan. 10.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Bryce Baker Jr. — promoting contraband (first degree).

Baker, 34, of 352 Pine Creek, Mayking, is charged with possessing Subutex and Xanax, both Schedule III narcotics, on Jan. 5 while he was confined in the Letcher County Jail.

Deputy Jailer Fields testified in the case.

• Kevin Houston — flagrant nonsupport and being a persistent felony offender (first degree).

Houston, 30, of 164 Bill Lewis Hollow, Whitesburg, is charged with failure to support his minor child.

• Derrick Potter — flagrant nonsupport.

Potter, 31, of 57 Grassy Fork Rd., Jackhorn, is charged with failure to support his minor child.



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