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Knott County Meth Lab

Date of News Release: 01/18/2012

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On Friday, January 13, 2012, at approximately 2:34 pm, Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 hang up call from the residence of Tammie Bates at 39 Owens Branch Road, in the city limits of Hindman, in Knott County. A second call from the residence came in to Post 13 with a female advising that a male subject was inside the home attempting to attack her.

Knott County Sheriff Dale Richardson and Chief Deputy Robbie Slone arrived at the scene, ahead of Trooper Jody Sims, and located Tammie Bates and Ary "Bo" Patrick involved in a physical altercation inside her residence. The two subjects were separated and restrained without further incident.

Tpr. Sims arrived and contacted the officers on the scene. While discussing the incident, officers observed an apparent active meth lab in the bedroom that these subjects were fighting in. KSP and HIDTA detectives were called to the scene to collect the meth lab for proper decontamination and disposal.

Tammie Bates and Bo Patrick were decontaminated at the scene by Hindman Fire Department, and then later transported to the Hazard ARH by Knott County Transtar Ambulance, for further decontamination and treatment. Ary "Bo" Patrick, 33 of Hindman, was treated for a laceration to his right leg which he received during the altercation with Tammie Bates, and released. He was lodged in the KY River Regional Jail, charged with manufacturing methamphetamine 1st degree and unlawful possession of meth precursor 1st degree. Tammie Bates was also treated and released. She was lodged in the KY River Regional Jail, charged with manufacturing methamphetamine 1st degree, unlawful possession of meth precursor 1st degree, and assault 2nd degree. This incident remains under investigation by Tpr. Jody Sims.

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