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Hearings are set for four accused of making meth

Preliminary hearings for four people accused of making methamphetamine in Partridge are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday in Letcher District Court.

Kentucky State Police received a tip on May 26 that a stolen vehicle and people making meth were at a residence at Lighting Road in Partridge.

Upon arrival, police found James Sizemore, 36, of Lighting Road, Partridge, outside with “close to finished product” in his hand while walking away from where other materials used to make meth were located, according to a citation written by KSP Trooper Michael Burton.

Shannon Danielle Goodman, 30, of 355 Schultz Heights, Middlesboro, was found hiding in a closet and her boyfriend, Jerry Hurst, 27, of Lighting Road, Partridge, was found hiding in a back room of the residence, according to court documents.

Police found property belonging to Goodman in a stolen car parked outside the residence.

Police found a used needle in Brent A. Back’s pocket and Back, 21, of 425 Scott Ave., told police he was just there for the meth, according to a citation.

All four are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia (buy/possess) and unlawful possession of a meth precursor.

Goodman and Hurst are also charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000.

Back, Goodman, Hurst and Sizemore are lodged in the Letcher County Jail. Bond for Back, Hurst and Sizemore is $10,000 cash each. Goodman’s bond is $20,000 cash.

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