Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Inmate Dead from Smuggled Meth

meth activity1 300McCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (6/2/13) – Seven McCracken County Jail inmates have been charged with promoting contraband and another has suffered from a fatal overdose after an investigation revealed that a quantity of methamphetamine was smuggled into the jail.
 
On Friday, May 31, 2013 the McCracken County Regional Jail received information alleging that a McCracken County Inmate had possibly smuggled a quantity of Methamphetamine into the jail on the previous day.
 
An investigation was conducted by McCracken County Jail Deputies and drug detectives with the Sheriff’s Departments.
 
The investigation revealed that Craig Battoe, who was arrested by another police agency on burglary offenses on Thursday, May 30, smuggled in a quantity of crystal methamphetamine into the jail. Jail deputies began an investigation into the alleged activity. A part of the investigation included a search of the cell by deputies and a police K9.
 
During the initial portion of the investigation, it was determined that Battoe had transferred the remaining methamphetamine to Tyler Cope. Cope then apparently swallowed the meth to avoid detection. Deputies discovered that Cope was ill and was transported to an area hospital where he remained in serious condition and passed away shortly thereafter due to a suspected drug overdose.
 
Detectives conducted investigations throughout the night and early morning hours that consisted of interviews and search warrants that were obtained for blood and urine samples for numerous inmates.
 
Craig Battoe was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine and 1st degree Promoting Contraband.
 
Christopher McCoy, James Jenkins, Erik Williams, Glenn Thorn Jr., Sean Colston and Brennen Harmon were all charged with 1st degree Promoting Contraband after the investigation revealed they possessed and used methamphetamine while in the detention center.  

SurfKY News
Information provided by Jon Hayden (McCraken County Sheriff’s Department)

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Land Between The Lakes 2015 Calendar Highlights

KENTUCKY (9/16/14) — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky and Tennessee has so much to… Read More

Benton Middle School Spirit Day

BENTON, Ky. (9/17/14) — Benton Middle School held their first Spirit Day Sept. 16 to recognize all students… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 15, 2014 4231

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 4181

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 13, 2014 3758

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 16, 2014 2616

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 15, 2014 2096

Man Arrested for DUI, Carrying Concealed…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 13, 2014 3758

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 2096

Man Arrested for DUI, Carrying Concealed…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 1993

Man Arrested for Being Under Influence of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 16, 2014 481

Dawson Springs Police Chief to Retire on…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
September 13, 2014 455

Quilt Exhibit Reception Sept. 14

in Top Stories by Chris Wilson

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 13, 2014 1487

The Gift of Aging Oct. 16

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 13, 2014 1485

Audubon Bon Harbor Area Alliance to Host…

in News by Abby Shelton
September 13, 2014 1455

Dogwood Azalea Neighborhood Alliance to…

in News by Abby Shelton
September 13, 2014 1137

Wesleyan Shawnee Neighborhood Alliance to…

in News by Abby Shelton
September 15, 2014 637

Owensboro Convention Center Announces…

in News by Madison Strobel

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 15, 2014 4231

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 4181

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 2616

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 14, 2014 1742

Three Injured in Single-Car Collision

in Top Stories by Robert LIttlepage
September 13, 2014 1502

Local Author Signs Copies of Her New Book

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06