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)

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