Whitesburg KY

Two charged with manufacturing meth on Rattlesnake Road

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has arrested two men on drug charges after answering a Social Services complaint about possible methamphetamine manufacturing at a home on Rattlesnake Road in Craft’s Colly.

Jimmy “Scrappy” Cook, 36, of Sugar Run, was charged with first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine, first offense; tampering with physical evidence; first-degree possession of a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thomas Emanuel Riley, 34, was charged with second-degree possession of Subutex, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of cocaine, first offense; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the sheriff’s department, Deputy Sgt. Alicia Congleton and Capt. Barry Engle went to the home with Social Services on May 11 to investigate a complaint about meth being made.

After obtaining consent to search the home, officers say they found a container holding suspected methamphetamine in Cook’s pocket, and after placing him in the police car, found another container with suspected meth next to the car on the ground. Cook’s cell phone and digital scales with possible drug residue were found behind the toilet, deputies said.

According to the citation, Riley told officers he saw Cook going into the bathroom as he walked out. Officers also confiscated $393 from Cook’s wallet.

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