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A complaint of a man walking around an abandoned house leads to three arrests

Updated: May 3, 2019

From The Knox County Sheriff's Department -

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at approximately 6:00 pm Knox County Deputies Mikey Ashurst and James Fox responded to a complaint of a man walking around an abandoned house on the Watch Road in Corbin. After making contact with the man, two plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine were located on his person.




Charles W Morris - KCDC

47 year old Charles W Morris of London, KY was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (methamphetamine) and Public Intoxication/Controlled Substance. Charles Morris was also wanted on three Laurel County Bench Warrants for a Probation Violation for a Burglary-2nd Degree charge and failure to pay the fine on a Criminal Trespass-1st Degree, Public Intoxication/Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Contempt of Court charges.


After conducting an investigation following the arrest of Morris, the deputies traveled to a camper/trailer inside a fenced in lot on the Watch Road. When the deputies arrived they made contact with Billy Hopkins and Beverly Bentley. The deputies also located four plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine, six suboxone tablets, marijuana, numerous items of drug paraphernalia including two sets of digital scales and over $875.00 in cash.


Billy W Hopkins - KCDC

57 year old Billy W Hopkins of Corbin, KY was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree, Possession of Marijuana-less than 8 ounces and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.






Beverly S Bentley - KCDC

54 year old Beverly S Bentley of London, KY was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree (methamphetamine), Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree and Resisting Arrest.



Beverly Bentley was also wanted on two Laurel County Bench Warrants for a Probation Violation for a Burglary-2nd Degree charge and failure to pay the fine on a Criminal Trespass-1st Degree charge.


Charles Morris, Billy Hopkins and Beverly Bentley were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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