Accused of manufacturing meth


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

Jordan Adkins, 20, of Middlesboro, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine, second-offense fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and first-degree possession of a controlled substance;

Misty Rodriguez, 35, of Middlesboro, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and first-degree possession of a controlled substance;

Richard Emery Coe, 38, of Stoney Fork, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

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 belongs to Jerry Adkins.

Jordan Adkins was charged with fleeing after he ran through the residence in an attempt to flee from police, according to the citation. Police ordered Jordan to stop, but the direction was ignored.

Others indicted on drug-related charges include:

Nicole D. Donaldson, 32, of Middlesboro, two counts first-degree possession of a controlled substance and buy/posses drug paraphernalia;

Robert Tinsley Spriggs, 57, of Middlesboro, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and convicted felon in possession of a handgun;

David Bradley Miracle, 27, of Middlesboro, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance;

Charlie Ray Smith, 59, of Middlesboro, first-degree possession of a controlled substance;

Justin Walter Hill, 27, of Cleveland, Tenn., first-degree possession of a controlled substance;

Joey Lee Philpot, 40, of Pineville, second-degree of trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in a legend drug and first-degree persistent felony offender;

Joshua Dane Goodin, 38, of Pineville, manufacturing methamphetamine.

Reach Reina P. Cunningham at 606-302-9091.

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