Two Arrests and DCBS removes Children from Home during Police Drug Investigation in Southeastern Kentucky

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BARBOURVILLE, KY - The Knox County Sheriff's Department is reporting that on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Knox County Deputies Elijah Broughton and Scotty Wilson, working off of an anonymous tip, received pictures of needles and drug paraphernalia inside a residence on KY 229 in Barbourville where children were living. Department of Child Protective Services was also contacted and responded.

Upon arrival at the residence and after consent was given to search the home, an outbuilding, and property, Deputies located digital scales with white powder residue sitting on the living room table. This was along with multiple uncapped syringes, many filled with suspected illegal drugs, all within reach of two children, ages one and ten, living in the home.

The home was in very poor condition with trash, bugs, mold, and fecal matter all over the residence.

Needles were also found outside in garbage heaps surrounding the home.

Upon a search of the outbuilding, over (5) five pounds of Marijuana was discovered inside.

Identified and arrested was:

The female occupant, 41-year-old Robin Michelle Smith, arrested on scene by Deputy Broughton and charged with:

  • Criminal abuse – 2nd degree
  • She also had a failure to appear warrant served

DCBS removed the children from the home placing them with another family member.

The husband of Robin Michelle Smith, 45-year-old Allen Smith charged with:

  • Trafficking Marijuana greater than 5lbs – 1st offense
  • Criminal abuse – 2nd degree
  • He also had a failure to appear warrant served

Both were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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


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