PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg Police arrested two men outside Value-Med Pharmacy last Thursday after finding them in possession of methamphetamine precursors.
The afternoon of May 15, police responded to a complaint of a man sitting inside a blue car in the pharmacy parking lot, counting pills. When they arrived, they found Keith D. Webb II, 40, of Dwale, standing outside the car, and Donald W. Smith, 32, of Dwale, sitting inside.
A patdown of Webb revealed what police called a “large pill bottle” with no label in his pocket, containing hydrocodone, gabapentin, and diazepam.
Officers obtained permission to search the vehicle, and found two boxes of pseudoephedrine, two packages of batteries, and a large can of Coleman fuel. Police say the suspects then admitted that the pseudoephedrine was for someone else in Johnson County, that they were being paid $10 for obtaining it, and that it was going to be used to cook meth.
Police arrested Smith on one charge of unlawful distribution of a meth precursor. Webb has been charged with illegal possession of a legend drug, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, two counts of a prescription controlled substance not in its original container, and unlawful distribution of a meth precursor.