Additional charges have been filed in a case alleging several people attempted to smuggle drugs concealed inside a fast food sandwich into the Pike County Detention Center.

Earlier this week, a Pike grand jury handed down a superseding indictment against four people in relation to a case from December. Those named in the indictment included:

• June Baker Slone, 51, of West Main Street, Hindman.

• Bill Frazier, 53, of Butler Branch, Printer.

• Stella A. May, 54, of Peach Orchard Branch, Pikeville.

• Adam S. Lester, 33, of Lizzie Fork, Pikeville.

Assistant Pike Commonwealth’s Attorney Donald Smith told the News-Express that on Dec. 5, May, who was employed at Burger King in Pikeville, concealed a small bag containing Suboxone strips inside of a hamburger and packaged it for Slone, who picked it up at the restaurant after ordering food. Smith said Slone then took the food to the jail and attempted to deliver it, with the drugs, to Lester and Frazier. Jail personnel found the drugs inside of the food, and arrested Slone and May, Smith said.

Adam Lester is Stella May’s son, Smith said. Smith said he was unable to comment on Slone’s and Frazier’s relationship with one another or Lester and May.

As a result of the incident, all four were eventually indicted on charges of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. The superseding indictment handed down this week now charges Frazier and Lester each with a charge of being a persistent felony offender in the first degree. Smith said the men had faced between one and three years in prison, but could now face up to 20 years as a result of the persistent felony offender charge.

Others indicted recently by a Pike grand jury included:

• David Adkins, 43, of Gillespie Branch, Pikeville, on a charge of third-degree assault, and misdemeanor counts of third-degree terroristic threatening and public intoxication.

• Joshua Habern, 36, of Redale Road, Pikeville, on a charge of first-degree bail jumping.

• Chad Owens, 44, of Slones Branch, Pikeville, on a charge of first-degree bail jumping.

• Billy D. Sanders, 54, of Poplar Street, Pikeville, on a charge of first-degree bail jumping.

• Cory Robinson, 37, of Country Lane, Pikeville, on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

• Angela Maynard, 30, of Water Branch Road, Elkhorn City, on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

• Tammy Delong, 49, of Greasy Creek Road, Shelbiana, on charges of third-degree burglary and a misdemeanor count of theft.

• Billy E. Varney, 43, of Turkey Creek Road, Belfry, on a charge of first-degree promoting contraband.

• Rodney Yount, 49, of Upper Chloe Creek, Pikeville, on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

• Jessica King, 21, of Johns Creek Road, Pikeville, on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.

• Timothy Rich, 62, of Right Fork of Island Creek, Pikeville, on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

• Jessica Smith, 26, of Matewan, West Virginia, on a charge of first-degree promoting contraband.

• Nichole Whetstone, 28, of Slabtown Road Northwest, Mount Savage, Maryland, on a charge of third-degree burglary. Whetstone was also indicted on misdemeanor counts of theft, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and second-offense disorderly conduct.

• Mesha Iricks, 46, of Left Fork of Island Creek, Pikeville, on charges of third-degree burglary and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree. Iricks was also indicted on a misdemeanor count of theft.

• Ronald Trump, 32, of Greasy Creek, Shelbiana, on a charge of tampering with physical evidence. Trump was also indicted on misdemeanor counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication.

Editor’s note: An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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