Sheriff catches man smoking meth on side of highway

January 13, 2018

A Barbourville man was allegedly caught red-handed smoking methamphetamine after he was noticed sitting in a running car on the side of the road.

On Friday, January 5, 2018, at approximately 2 p.m., Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith and Sgt. Carl Bolton were patrolling on KY 6 near Wilton when they spotted a running vehicle sitting on the side of the road.  When the officers stopped and inspected the car, they encountered the driver of the vehicle smoking methamphetamine.

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