Four people have accepted plea offers in connection with a Prestonsburg meth bust
Four people who were arrested in connection with a meth bust in January of 2013 have accepted plea offers from prosecutors. Harry McCoy, Ronald Wicker, Douglas Blackburn and Laura Tackett were arrested after Prestonsburg Police received a complaint of a strong odor coming from an apartment in the Green Acres apartment community. Commonwealth Attorney Arnold Brent Turner said officers found all the needed components to produce meth, with the exception of pseudoephedrine and that evidence suggested at least three batches had been produced in the apartment.
All four were indicted on charges of complicity to manufacture meth. Harry McCoy was the apartment lease holder. The commonwealth attorney is recommending 15 years sentences for both McCoy and Wicker and 10 year sentences for Tackett and Blackburn. Formal sentencing is set for February. Q95 news spoke with commonwealth attorney Brent Turner concerning the plea agreements. Turner stated that the case was one of the worst they had dealt with due to the location being in an apartment complex. Turner explained that prosecutors were seeking lengthy sentences due to the danger to nearby families and children who lived in close proximity.