Couple arrested on crystal meth charges

Amelia Holliday — Staff Reporter

December 9, 2013

HAZARD—Two people in Perry County were charged with possession of crystal meth after local police responded to a tip about a possible meth lab at their residence.

Lt. Paul Campbell, with the Hazard Police Department, along with Patrolman Bradley Couch, responded to the tip Friday night that the residence of 216 Willow Lane in the Lothair community of Hazard were in possession of methamphetamine and were possibly producing it as well.

“We conducted a knock-and-talk,” Campbell explained, at which time the officers were permitted to enter the residence and conduct a search. “During a search we located the crystal meth that was originally called in on.”

Christopher Fields, 46, of Viper, and Maudie Smith, 34, of Hazard, were arrested on one count each first-degree possession of a controlled substance, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest. Fields was also charged with one count menacing.