Three men, two of whom have already served prison time for drug-related charges, were indicted by a Laurel County Grand Jury last week for manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of children.
Clifford Humfleet, 41, 1312 American Greeting Card Road, Corbin; James Boggs, 53, 380 Barbourville Road, London; and Kenneth Hines, 42, 1195 Cooper Hill Lane, Keavy, are charged with manufacturing the drug on Dec. 4. They are also charged with six counts of fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child. According to the indictment, six children were present when the drug was being made, thus placing each child in immediate danger.
This is the second manufacturing meth offense for Humfleet, while it is the first offense for Boggs and Hines.
Humfleet was also charged with tampering with physical evidence by destroying or altering evidence that would be used against the three men in a court hearing.
Boggs is charged with first-degree persistent felony offender and lists four prior felony convictions in Laurel County, including two possession of controlled substance charges in 2002 and 2003 and a trafficking in a controlled substance in 2005.
Hines is charged with persistent felony offender for possessing a controlled substance in 2007 and in Daviess County for tampering with anhydrous ammonia in 2001.
The grand jury handed down a number of other meth-related indictments last week. They include:
Reanna Carney, 44, and David Carney, 48, both of 1147 Powder Mill Road, London, charged with possession of chemicals and equipment used to manufacture meth and with intent of manufacturing meth on May 5.
Joshua Doan, 22, 2855 Ky. 1376, East Bernstadt, is charged with manufacturing meth on Nov. 4.
Kenneth Lewis Jr., 41, 2532 Maple Grove Road, London, is charged with manufacturing meth and first-degree possession of controlled substance, second offense, on Nov. 17.
James Doan, 48, 1760 Ky. 30, East Bernstadt; Joshua Doan, 22, 2855 Ky. 1376, East Bernstadt; and David McFadden, 51, 2888 Ky. 1376, East Bernstadt, were all named in an indictment for manufacturing meth, first offense possession of anhydrous ammonia with the intent to manufacture meth, and first-degree possession of controlled substance, first offense, on July 7. James Doan is also charged with second-degree persistent felony offender for a prior conviction of five counts of trafficking in a controlled substance in January 2006, for which he received a seven-year sentence.
Oba Layton Champlin, 44, 6469 S. Ky. 25, Corbin; Huey Wagers, 32, 1204 E. Laurel Road, London; Billie Wagers, 33, 1252 Hopper Creek Road, London; Jeff McDonald, 37, 1244 Laurel River Road, London; and William Logan, 40, 9 Shadybrook Lane, Corbin are charged with manufacturing meth and criminal conspiracy to manufacture meth on Nov. 5. Champlin Jeff McDonald are each charged with first-degree persistent felony offender. Champlin has four prior felony convictions — three in Laurel County and one in Daviess County, and two of which are drug-related. McDonald has six prior felony convictions in Laurel, Grant, Whitley and Knox counties.
John Balusik, 58, 7364 Keavy Road, London; Brandy Balusik, 20, of 2289 E. Ky. 552, London; and Clyde Sheppard Jr., 25, of 7364 Keavy Road, London, are indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and six counts of fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child. The trio was reportedly making meth on April 15, 2009, in front of the six children, placing them in danger of death or serious injury.
Bill Harris, 47, 423 Van Zant Road, Lily, for possessing meth on Nov. 16.
Charles Napier Jr., 31, 109 Noelle Lane, East Bernstadt, is charged with manufacturing meth for possessing chemicals and/or equipment used in and with the intent to manufacture the drug on Oct. 6. Napier is also charged with resisting arrest.
William Keith Marcum, 48, 467 E. Ky. 3094, East Bernstadt, for manufacturing meth and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, on March 23. According to the indictment, Marcum had chemicals and equipment used to process meth and possessed the drug for the purpose of sale. Marcum is also charged with second-degree persistent felony offender.
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