Sheriff catches man smoking meth on side of highway

A Barbourville man was allegedly caught red-handed smoking methamphetamine after he was noticed sitting in a running car on the side of the road.

On Friday, January 5, 2018, at approximately 2 p.m., Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith and Sgt. Carl Bolton were patrolling on KY 6 near Wilton when they spotted a running vehicle sitting on the side of the road.  When the officers stopped and inspected the car, they encountered the driver of the vehicle smoking methamphetamine.

Brett A. Satterfield, 49, Barbourville was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance.  As Satterfield was arrested, a small plastic bag containing marijuana, and a metal container with several different pills and another metal container with eight Hydrocodone tablets were discovered on Satterfield.

Sheriff Smith then placed the subject under arrest, charging him with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Due to the Satterfield’s intoxication level, he was taken to Barbourville ARH, treated for a drug overdose, and released.

Satterfield was booked into and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.