Tip leads to second “ice” methamphetamine arrests in Knox County

Whitley County, KY - Around 10:45 p.m. on May 8, 2016, Sergeant Kirk Mays responded to a Clover Meadows Drive residence, located South of Corbin.

Whitley County E911 received a phone call stating that drugs were in the home, specifically a crystal substance believe to be “ice” methamphetamine.

Sgt. Mays made contact with the property owner, 49-years-old Sam Smith. After some conversation, Smith agreed to show Sgt. Mays where the illegal items were located.

In a nightstand was one large bag containing a crystal substance believed to be “ice” meth. There were also smaller bags containing a similar substance, empty plastic bags, and a set of digital weighing scales.

A female in the home, Christina Conley, 31, of London, was non-cooperative and arrested for second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

The male, Sammie B. Smith, 49, was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A juvenile under 15-years-old was placed into the care of a relative by social services. Assisting in the investigation were Deputies Joe Prewitt and Jonas Saunders.

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



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