Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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7 Arrested at a Meth Lab Located at A Residence In The Fisty Community of Knott County
Date of News Release: 02/09/2012
(Hazard Ky.) -- On February 5, 2012 Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard along with DESI East and the Knott County Sheriff's Department responded to a complaint at 313 Hickory Withe Road in the Fisty community of Knott County in reference to a possible meth lab.
Preliminary investigation led police to 7 individuals at the scene in a small pull along camper trailer. Police obtained consent to search and located meth precursors in the camper trailer. Ellis Ritchie age 37 of Fisty, Daniel Ramey age 33 of Fisty, James Mosley age 23 of Fisty, Michael J. Smith age 31 of Fisty, Elsie Collins age 22 of Fisty, Chrystal Ritchie age 28 of Fisty, and 19 year old Tamara Mosley of Bulan were all arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st and Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursors and lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center. DESI East removed the hazardous materials for proper disposal. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Joe Dials.