Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Drug Arrests in Leslie County
Date of News Release: 12/20/2010
(Hazard, Ky.) -- At 1615hrs TPR. John Sizemore U/565 conducted a traffic stop on highway 421 in the Stinnett community of Leslie County on a vehicle driven by Brian R. Couch. Trooper Sizemore observed the vehicle turn from Stinnett Wendover Road onto Highway 421 without giving a turn signal. The driver Brian Couch was found to possess drug paraphernalia on his person. Consent was given to search the vehicle which resulted in the discovery of a blue bag in the trunk of the vehicle that held an active methamphetamine production lab and a large amount of items used to manufacture methamphetamine. A .25 caliber hand gun and money was seized with the items discovered in the vehicle. Brian Couch and the passenger David Hoskins Jr., was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st and possession of Drug Paraphernalia along with other traffic related offenses.