Whitesburg KY

Meth suspects among four indicted by jury

Four Letcher County residents have been indicted by the Letcher Grand Jury on charges of complicity to manufacture methamphetamine.

Thomas Emanuel Riley, 33, of 6 Ministry Lane, Isom; Coy Gail Riley Jr., 37, of 92 J.D. Drive, Thornton; David L. Wells, 29, of 8050 Hwy. 931 N., Whitesburg, and Katrina Wright, of 6 Ministry Lane, Isom, are charged with complicity to manufacture methamphetamine (first offense).

Thomas Riley is also accused of trafficking in a controlled substance (first degree, first offense), trafficking in marijuana (first offense), possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of meth precursor (first offense), wanton endangerment (first degree), and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

The grand jury said Coy Riley also tampered with evidence and fled or evaded police on foot.

Well is also charged with carrying a concealed weapon and public intoxication of a controlled substance.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Scott Caudill testified in the cases.

Others indicted are:

• Steven Edward Johnson — Sexual abuse (first degree, child less than 12 years old)

Johnson, 34, of 340 Tyler Lane, Whitesburg, is charged with four counts of subjecting a child less than 16 years old to sexual contact between February and April.

Kentucky State Police Detective Vicki Day testified in the case.

• Britia N. Johnson — Flagrant nonsupport and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Johnson, 29, of 346 Chopping Branch, McRoberts, failed to provide support for her minor child.

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

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