Drugs, Weapons & Cash Seized in Southeastern Kentucky by Deputies Intending to do a "Good Deed" 

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HYDEN, KY - Leslie County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that: On Friday, December 18, 2020 Deputy Shane Wilson and Special Deputy Bobby Roberts were on routine patrol in the Bear Branch area of the county when they noticed that a vehicle had lost its gas cap.

Deputies made the driver Charlie Deppenmeier, of Hyden aware he had lost his gas cap and then made notice that the vehicle did not have a visible license plate. Anthony Couch was a passenger in the vehicle.

Upon further check Deppenmeier was found to have no valid driver license or insurance.

Deputies asked Deppenmeier if the vehicle contained anything illegal and he verbalized it didn’t and volunteered a consent to search.

Inside the center console Deputy Wilson and Deputy Roberts located two bags of a crystal white substance believed to be Crystal Methamphetamine weighing 6gm.

In the vehicle was also found seven loaded guns and $3920.

With K-9 Deputy Travis Davis in assistance, both subjects were arrested and lodged in the Leslie County Detention Center.

Charlie Deppenmeier, 47 was charged with:

  • Serving Bench Warrant for Court
  • No registration plate
  • No registration receipt
  • Improper display of registration plate
  • Failure to maintain insurance
  • Operating on suspended license
  • Trafficking in controlled substance, 1st Degree, Methamphetamine

Anthony Couch, 56 was charged with:

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, Methamphetamine

Photos of the accused are courtesy of the Leslie County Detention Center.


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