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Jury indicts man in meth-at-school case

A Letcher Grand Jury has returned three indictments against a man accused sending methamphetamines to be sold in Letcher Middle School.

Bobby W. Heiston, 21, of 3568 Ky. Hwy. 1148, Whitesburg, is accused of sending “well in excess of 2 grams” of methamphetamine to the school with a student on May 11 of this year. He was arrested five days later.

He is charged in the first indictment with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense) and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. Letcher County Deputy Sheriff James Norris, who arrested Heiston on May 16, testified in that case.

In the second indictment, Heiston is accused of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine, more than two grams, first offense) and unlawful transaction with a minor less than 16 years old for causing a 14-year-old minor to engage in illegal controlled substance activity.

Heiston is charged in the third indictment with first- degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine, more than two grams, first offense) and unlawful transaction with a minor less than 16 years old, for causing a 14-year-old minor to engage in illegal controlled substance activity.

Letcher County Deputy Billy Jones, the Letcher County School Resource Officer, testified in the case.

Authorities said after Heiston’s arrest that they watched the students “snort” powdered meth on the school’s surveillance video.

Others named in indictments are:

• Joshua Breeding, 24, of 32 Noah’s Drive, who is charged in each of the four indictments with seconddegree rape of a girl less than 14 years old and firstdegree unlawful transaction with a minor when he caused a girl less than 16 years old to engage in illegal sexual activity.

• Carlene Caudill, 26, also of 32 Noah’s Drive, who is charged with seconddegree complicity to rape of a girl less than 14 years old, first-degree complicity to unlawful transaction with a minor, and failure to report child abuse in each of the four indictments.

Kentucky State Trooper Anthony Trotter testified in the cases.

• Destinee Alaine Brown, 22, of Breeding Apartments, Isom, 269 Hwy. 113, Whitesburg, 1508 Hwy. 7 South, Jeremiah and 493 Millstone Road, Millstone, who is charged with first-degree criminal abuse of an infant less than three years old of whom she had custody and who suffered serious injury. Brown is also accused of failure to report child abuse.

Kentucky State Trooper Tyler Smith testified in the case.

• Shane Allen Brown, 21, of Breeding Apartments, Isom, 269 Hwy. 113, Whitesburg, 1508 Hwy. 7 South, Jeremiah and 493 Millstone Road, Millstone, who is charged with first-degree criminal abuse of an infant less than three years old of whom he had custody and who suffered serious injury.

Kentucky State Trooper Tyler Smith testified in the case.

• Melinda Ann Gibson, 54, also known as Randy Hardin, of 79 McCray Lane, Millstone, who is accused of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, seconddegree assault and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. The grand jury says she shot John Cory Nichols with a 12-gauge shotgun, seriously injuring him.

Kentucky State Trooper Anthony Trotter testified in the case.

• Clifton Eugene Rednour, Jr., 42, also known as Gino, of 1360 Pert Creek, Whitesburg, who is charged with disregarding a stop sign, excessive window tinting of his pickup truck, operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, second offense, with firearm enhancement), use/ possession of drug paraphernalia (with firearm enhancement), carrying a concealed deadly weapon and failure to wear seat belt.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Watts testified in the case.

• Billy Jason Franks, 41, of 124 Cookville Road, Whitesburg, who is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, with firearm enhancement), use/ possession of drug paraphernalia (with firearm enhancement) and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Watts testified in the case.

• Shawn W. Holbrook, 34, of 2738 Ky. Hwy. 317, Neon, who is charged with firstdegree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, third or more offense), third-degree possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, no brake lights, no/expired registration plates, failure to produce insurance card, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance (second or more offense), operating a motor vehicle on suspended/ revoked license, obstructed vision and/or windshield and failure to register transfer of motor vehicle.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Watts testified in the case.

• Jake Lucas, 32, of 170 Bill Cornett Rd., Whitesburg, who is charged with second-degree burglary of the home of Ryan Cook, third-degree criminal mischief when Lucas damaged property belonging to Cook, fourth-degree assault when Lucas injured Cook and third-degree terroristic threatening of Cook by Lucas.

Ryan Cook testified in the case.

• Justin Bart Proffitt, 35, of 635 Haymond Hill, Neon, who is charged with reckless driving, first-degree fleeing/evading police, firstdegree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, improper passing, no/expired registration plates, no/expired registration receipt, third-degree criminal mischief and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Proffitt is accused of disobeying a direction by Fleming-Neon Police Chief Mike Dingus to stop his vehicle and crossing his vehicle into the lane of oncoming traffic in an attempt to flee the police, and later ramming his vehicle into the occupied police cruiser of Chief Dingus.

Fleming-Neon Police Chief Mike Dingus testified in the case.

• Sherrell Lewis Sandlin, 39, of 1100 Pert Creek Road, Whitesburg, who is charged with failure to maintain required insurance (second offense or more), first-degree fleeing/evading police, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating motor vehicle on suspended/revoked license, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (methamphetamine, more than two grams, first offense), use/possession of drug paraphernalia), failure to wear seat belt, firstdegree escape and resisting arrest.

Sandlin is accused of disobeying an order by Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Sidney Fields to stop his vehicle and crossed his vehicle into the lane of oncoming traffic. Sandlin is charged with resisting arrest and escaping from the custody of Deputy Fields.

Commonwealth Attorney’s Detective Kenny Terry testified in the case.

• Amanda Danyel Seals, 39, of 414 Saluted Creek, Whitesburg, who is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense), possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Watts testified in the case.

• Willie Halcomb, of 14221 Ky. Hwy. 1103, Linefork, who is charged with receiving timber stolen from Timberlands, LLC and Kentucky River Properties, LLC, valued at $10,000 or more.

Christopher Robinson, Forester, Kentucky River Properties, LCC testified in the case.

• J.B. Callahan, of 84 Cinnamon Road, Hyden, who is charged with receiving timber stolen from Timberlands,

LLC and Kentucky River Properties, LLC, valued at $500 or less.

• James O. Fields, 46, also known as Popeye, of 211 Bald Mountain, Whitesburg, who is charged with firstdegree promoting contraband and being a persistent felony offender.

Fields is charged with possessing a sharp piece of metal and ink used to tattoo inmate Bill Spangler while Fields was an inmate in the Letcher County Jail.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Robert Cook testified in the case.

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