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Drug Arrest in Knox County

Date of News Release: 02/09/2015

(Gray, Ky.) - On February 6, 2015 around 11:30 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan received an anonymous tip about a meth lab on Hazel Fork Road in the Gray community of Knox County. Upon arrival, Tpr. Frank Russell and a Deputy from the Knox County Sheriff’s Department located a large amount of items used to manufacture methamphetamine inside a closet in a bedroom. Trooper Frank Russell began an investigation and arrested Dale Valentine, 34 of Gray and charged him with manufacturing methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. The three small kids were released to the mother while Mr. Valentine was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. This case is still under investigation by Tpr. Frank Russell. Also assisted at the scene were Knox County Sheriff’s Department and KSP Drug Enforcement Special Investigations.