Four arrested in two separate meth cases

Aaron K. Nelson anelson@civitasmedia.com

February 28, 2014

PRESTONSBURG — Police made two separate meth busts in Prestonsburg last week, resulting in four arrests.

In the first, officers with the Prestonsburg Police Department discovered Donald E. Leckrone, 54, of Prestonsburg, allegedly attempting to destroy evidence related to methamphetamine production. Officers say they found at least three meth precursors and materials they say were used in the manufacturing process, including residue on coffee filters.

Leckrone was booked into the Floyd County Detention Center on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence.

In the second case, Kentucky State Police were tipped off to possible drug activity taking place at a residence on Route 321. When police knocked on the door, Christopher L. Blevins, 46, of Prestonsburg, answered—but upon seeing police, officers said Blevins immediately attempted to shut the door.

Authorities say that inside, they discovered ingredients used to produce meth. Though Blevins allegedly ran to the back of the house, he was apprehended, and police discovered a metal container on his person containing plastic bags of what appeared to be meth.

Jennifer Hannah, 40, and Alexandria K. Hannah, 23, both of Prestonsburg, were also arrested at the scene. Police say they found Jennifer Hannah attempting to hide behind a bathroom door, and that Alexandria Hannah admitted to buying meth precursors in exchange for $15 in compensation.

All three suspects were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Blevins is also facing charges for the possession of a controlled substance and criminal littering.