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November 21, 2013

Drugs, money seized on Robert E. Cox Road


Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back, along with Deputies Shane Rice and Robbie Grimes investigated a complaint of possible drug activity on Robert E. Cox Road, 11 miles south of London, on Friday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m.

During the investigation, deputies found drug paraphernalia including straws, three sets of digital scales, a spoon, a glass pipe which contained a white powdery residue which tested positive for amphetamines. Also discovered were 62 needles and numerous plastic bags with the corners cut out and a large amount of cash.

Jenny Atkins, 33, of Robert E. Cox Road, Corbin was arrested and charged with possession  of drug paraphernalia; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); and first-degree traffic in a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine). She was also charged on an outstanding Knox County bench warrant for flagrant non-support.

Also arrested was Bret A. Hatfield, 35, of High Top Road, Corbin who was charged with possession  of drug paraphernalia; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); and first-degree traffic in a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine). In addition, Hatfield was charged on a parole violation warrant. He told investigators the needles and spoon were used to inject narcotics.

Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.