Drug cases top list of indictments

Four people, including a Knox countian, were indicted on drug charges Friday by the Knox County Grand Jury.

Douglas Asher, 42, of Flat Lick, Peggy Roark, 58, and Essie Massey, 63, both of Big Creek in Clay County, and Damiel Stubblefield, 33, of Bear Branch in Leslie County, are charged with one count each of criminal conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and five counts of unlawful distribution of a meth precursor.

According to indictment paperwork, unlawfully and knowingly engaged in a conspiracy to manufacture meth, and distributing pseudoephedrine as a meth precursor. 

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The alleged offenses occurred in May 2010, July 2010, November 2010, July 2011, and September 2011.

Also indicted on drug-related charges Friday were;

Scotty Smith, 45, and Tammy Smith, 39, both of Artemus; possession of controlled substance, and possession of controlled substance in improper container

Jack Harrell, 29, Corbin; possession of controlled substance

Shelly Jones, 46, Corbin; trafficking in controlled substance

William Boyd Hensley, 32, Gray; possession of controlled substance, DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender