A Whitesburg woman accused of making meth in a grocery store parking lot posted $10,000 bond, while the driver of the truck in which she was found passed out is still in jail.
Anna M. Hampton Sizemore, 41, of 343 Tanyard Hollow, and Dana Neal Howard, 31, of 110 Stinking Branch, Thornton, each have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication (controlled substances).
The Whitesburg Police Department received a complaint around 4 p.m. on Friday that two people were passed out in a red pickup truck located in the Food City parking lot in Whitesburg. Whitesburg Police Officer Sara Damron wrote in a citation that Howard and Sizemore were in the truck with their heads down. Howard, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, told Damron he was just texting.
Damron said she found a 20-ounce plastic soft drink bottle containing liquid and sand-like substances consistent with a one-step meth lab. Damron also found a syringe in an armrest console of the truck. Howard told police he was taking Neurontin, a nerve medicine, according to a citation.
Arraignments for Howard and Sizemore were set to be held this week in Letcher District Court.