Whitesburg KY

Grand jury returns 13 indictments

Three people charged with possessing methamphetamine after police raided a Sandlick Gap home are among 13 persons named in new indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury.

According to the indictments, the three facing the meth charges share the same address at 343 Tan Yard Hollow, Whitesburg.

Dana N. Howard, 31, Anna M. Sizemore, 41, and Tiffany Quillen, 26, are accused in separate indictments of first-degree possession of methamphetamine (first offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia on May 2.

Sizemore and Howard were previously indicted on charges of being under the influence of methamphetamine while in the Food City parking lot in Whitesburg on March 19, and with creating a danger of death or physical injury to Whitesburg Police Officer Sara Damron, Officer Sidney Fields of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department and Kentucky State Trooper Samuel Peace.

Officer Alisha Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the most recent case, which began after police received a tip that methamphetamine was being manufactured at the Sandlick Gap home.

Others indicted are:

• Conda Mullins — first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication (controlled substance, excludes alcohol).

The grand jury says Mullins, 28, of P.O. Box 26, Thornton, possessed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on April 29. She is charged with appearing in a public place while under the influence of a controlled substance, where she may have endangered herself or others.

Whitesburg Police Department Assistant Chief Justin Hunsucker testified in the case.

• Tommy Ray Absher — promoting contraband (first degree), criminal mischief (third degree) and being a persistent felony offender.

Absher, 30, of 287 Whitco Loop, Whitesburg, is charged with possessing a toothbrush sharpened to a pointed tip at the end while confined in the Letcher County Jail on April 20. He is also accused of damaging uniform pants belonging to the jail.

Letcher County Jail Deputy Jailer Brian Perry testified in the case.

Four men are charged with flagrant nonsupport of their minor children and with being persistent felony offenders. They are:

• Charles Philpot, 47, of 1167 Pine Creek, Mayking.

• Clarence Yeary Jr., 37, of 228 Store Hill Rd., Burdine.

• Jonathan Mullins, 31, of 392 Henry Ison Hollow, Whitesburg.

• Terry Baker, 44, of 30 Hales Branch, Redfox.

Regina Hurst of the Letcher County Division of Child Support testified in the cases.

Two women and two men are charged with flagrant nonsupport of their minor children. They are:

• Regina Slone Moore, 44, of 2484 Left Fork of Long Fork, Virgie

• Edgina Mullins, 36, of 430 Highway 2545 Rd. Thornton.

• Jason Stidham, 30, of 281 Goose Creek Road, Apt. 201, Neon.

• Jeffrey Ratliff, 32, of 185 Big Elk Drive, Jenkins.

Hurst also testified in those cases.

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