Middlesboro meth indictments served


By Reina P. Cunningham - [email protected]



Three individuals involved in a May meth bust were recently indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury.

Jennifer Lynn Gordon, 38, of McKee, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and first-degree persistent felony offender. Jerry Lee Adkins, 49, of McKee, and Michael Parker, 28, of Middlesboro, were indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine.

According to earlier reports, Middlesboro police arrested six people at a residence on Willow Street during the meth bust in May. Officers Barry Cowan and Jeremiah Johnson made the arrests.

According to the citation, Cowan and Johnson went to the residence after receiving a tip on the previous day that meth was being manufactured at the house. Cowan went to the front door while Johnson went to the back entrance.

Police say once they entered the residence they found an active meth lab and ingredients on the kitchen table. All six individuals were arrested for being at the residence, which belonged to Jerry Adkins.

In an unrelated indictment, Tiana L. Lowe, 33, of Middlesboro, was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance and failure to or improper signal.

According to the arrest citation from May, police said they found a plastic baggie containing a substance that field tested positive for meth inside her vehicle. The substance was found as a result of a search.

Lowe was charged with failure to signal after she failed to do so while traveling west on Yoakum Lane. She turned west on New Wilson, according to the citation. She was arrested by Middlesboro Officer Edward Dray and lodged in the detention center.

Others indicted on drug-related charges include:

*Amos Wayne Blakley, 33, of Middlesboro, theft by unlawful taking, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, public intoxication, third-degree criminal mischief and first-degree persistent felony offender;

*Tessa B. Laws, 24, of Tazewell, Tenn., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug, no or expired registration plate, no or expired registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain insurance, no operator’s license and license to be in possession;

*Jerome Ferguson, 39, of McKee, second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and first-degree persistent felony offender;

*John A. Winebrenner, 51, of Evarts, two counts first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

*Mary E. Cloud, 54, of Pineville, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and second-degree persistent felony offender;

*Travis Lerone Norris, 34, of Pineville, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.

Reach Reina P. Cunningham at 606-302-9091 or on Twitter @ReinaDailyNews.

By Reina P. Cunningham

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