Meth precursors found in closet

Dale Valentine
Dale Valentine

Staff Report

On Feb. 6, around 11:30 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan received an anonymous tip about a meth lab on Hazel Fork Road in the Gray community of Knox County. Upon arrival, Tpr. Frank Russell and a Deputy from the Knox County Sheriff’s Department located a large amount of items used to manufacture methamphetamine inside a closet in a bedroom.

Trooper Frank Russell began an investigation and arrested Dale Valentine, 34, of Gray and charged him with manufacturing methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Three small children were released to the mother while Valentine was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. The case is still under investigation by Tpr. Frank Russell.

Also assisting at the scene were Knox County Sheriff’s Department and KSP Drug Enforcement Special Investigations.