Last updated: August 23. 2013 9:25AM - 4078 Views
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Rachel Baldwin

Staff Writer

HARDY, Ky. - An investigation by the Pike County Sheriff’s Department that stemmed from allegations of methamphetamine being manufactured inside a mobile home located at Hardy, Ky. has yielded one arrest.

According to information provided by PCSD Deputy Billy McCoy who was the investigating and arresting officer, Richard Blair, 27, of Hardy Camp, was placed under arrest in the Goody, Ky., Wal-Mart parking lot after a search warrant had been executed on his residence.

The search warrant had been granted after McCoy had received tips of methamphetamine being manufactured by Blair and produced evidence to support the allegations.

A few of the items confiscated during the raid were Drano, Coleman Fuel, starter fluid and coffee filters. A number of syringes were also found throughout the mobile home.

Blair was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense, unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor 1st offense, operating on a suspended or revoked license, improper registration and no proof of insurance. Blair was arraigned in District Court in Pikeville, Ky. on Thursday and was remanded to the custody of the Pike County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.

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