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HAZARD—A number of warrants out of Perry County were served by special agents with the U.S. Forest Service last month for charges related to manufacturing meth in several similar cases.


Velma Louise Couch, 43, of Hyden, was arrested and charged with one count conspiracy to manufacture meth and unlawful distribution of a meth precursor. According to the warrant, in January 2012, Couch purchased a box of pseudoephderine at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Hazard, knowing that it would be used to manufacture meth.


Robin Ann Hill, 38, of Hyden, was arrested and charged with one count unlawful distribution of meth precursor and conspiracy to manufacture meth. According to the warrant, Hill purchased in December 2009 a box of pseudoephderine at CVS Pharmacy in Hazard knowing it would be used to manufacture meth.


Patrick L. Wilson, 26, of Helton, Ky., was arrested and charged with one count unlawful distribution of a meth precursor and one count manufacturing meth. According to the warrant, in March 2012, Wilson purchased a box of pseudoephderine at the CVS Pharmacy in Hazard, knowing the pills would be used to make meth.


Tammy Cornett, 47, of Thousandsticks, Ky., was arrested and charged with one count unlawful distribution of a meth precursor and one count manufacturing meth. According to the warrant, in May 2012, Cornett purchase a box of pseudoephderine at the Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Hazard knowing it would be used to make meth.


Pamela J. Morris, 44, of Hyden, was arrested and charged with one count unlawful distribution of a meth precursor and one count manufacturing meth. According to the warrant, Morrispurchased a box of pseudoephderine in June 2012 at the Wal-Mart Pharmacy knowing it would be used to make meth.


James Matthew Cornett, 44, of Thousandsticks was arrested and charged with one count unlawful distribution of a meth precursor and one count manufacturing meth. According to the warrant Cornett purchased a box of pseudoephderine in July 2012 from the Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Hazard knowing it would be used to manufacture meth.


Officials with the U.S. Forest Service said the cases were being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office; however, Kyle Edelen, spokesman for the Eastern District of Kentucky’s U.S. Attorney’s Office, did not respond for comment before the time of press.


The Herald reported last year that Edelen said his office was unable to confirm or deny any detail of an investigation while it is ongoing to ensure that any possible defendant receives a fair and impartial trial.


Amelia Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

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