FISTY – Kentucky State Police arrested eight people last week in Knott County on meth-related charges.
The first arrests were made on February 2 in the Carrie community when authorities responded to a residence on Old Field Hollow Road on a complaint of a possible meth lab.
Police say that during their investigation they located meth precursors at the residence, and charged 23-year-old Justin C. Singleton, of Carrie, with manufacturing meth and unlawful possession of meth precursors. He is currently lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard.
Police arrested seven more people only three days later on February 5 in the Fisty community, including one Perry County resident, after responding to a complaint at 313 Hickory Withe Road where the subjects were, according to a press release from state police, located inside a small pull-along camper.
Charged in connection with that investigation are:
Tamara Mosley, 19, of Bulan
Ellis Ritchie, 37, of Fisty
Daniel Ramey, 33, of Fisty
James Mosley, 23, of Fisty
Michael J. Smith, 31, of Fisty
Elsie Collins, 22, of Fisty
Chrystal Ritchie, 28, of Fisty
They are all facing charges of manufacturing meth and unlawful possession of meth precursors, according to police, and are currently in the regional jail in Hazard.
In both cases, a Kentucky State Police team, DESI East, responded to the scene to dispose of any hazardous materials.