A man is facing multiple drug charges after Kentucky State Police acted on a tip and allegedly found him manufacturing methamphetamine.
Paul Muncy, 29, of Harlan, was arrested by KSP Trooper James Earl Hensley on Tuesday.
According to the citation, police received a tip that Muncy was manufacturing methamphetamine and selling it. Hensley and Trooper John Carlock went to Muncy’s residence and performed a knock and talk. Carlock approached the door and Hensley walked around back and found Muncy coming around the side of the house. Muncy told police he was going to run because there was an active warrant on him. Permission was obtained for a search of the premises. The search located a bag containing items used to produce methamphetamine. An active one-step meth lab was also found, as well as marijuana, unidentified pills, a set of scales, syringes, other drug paraphernalia and a pair of brass knuckles. Muncy told police he was cooking meth when they approached the house.
Muncy was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, prescription controlled substance not in original container, tampering with physical evidence and carrying a concealed weapon. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
• James Runions, 25, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Justin Barton on Saturday. According to the citation, Runions caused serious injury to a female when he was involved in an altercation with her. The woman suffered a broken arm during the altercation. Runions was charged with second-degree assault and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;
• Megan Davis, 22, of Wallins, was arrested by Barton on Monday. According to the citation, Davis told a female she would pay her $500 if she would drop a charge of second-degree assault against Runions. Davis was charged with bribing a witness and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;
• Angelina Suttles, 23, of Cawood, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Barton on Saturday. According to the indictment, Suttles provided a minor with marijuana on Sept. 11. The three-count indictment also states Suttles was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Sept. 11. Kentucky State Police Trooper Kenny Abner presented the evidence to the grand jury leading to the indictment. Suttles was indicted for second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $3,000 full cash bond;
• Crissy Lynn Allen, 32, of Cawood, was arrested on an indictment warrant on Friday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jimmy Halcomb. According to the one-count indictment handed down by the grand jury on Oct. 5, Allen took or exercised control over 11 rolls of wiring from Home Owner Hardware. The wiring is valued at over $500. Allen was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $500 and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 surety bond.
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