GARRETT – Floyd County Sheriff Deputies arrested Cody Judd Patton of Quicksand on Thursday. Deputies Dusty Newsome and Sargent Kevin Shepherd were on patrol looking for Billy Moore in the area of Garrett. Newsome and Shepherd pulled into the last known address of Moore and witnessed Cody Judd Patton take off running upon seeing the deputies.
Deputies pursued Patton and upon detaining him he admitted to having pills in his pocket. The law enforcement officials from the county department found eight white pills with markings 2-02, two blister packs labeled day cold, one package labeled suboxone and other drug paraphernalia,
Deputies detained Patton, who was standing next to a black pickup truck. Upon searching the vehicle, deputies discovered what they believed to be an active methamphetamine lab. Deputies continued to search the vehicle and discovered one Zubsolv along with two gallons of kerosene.
Deputies read Patton his rights and placed him under arrest. Patton stated he wanted to talk to deputies. He informed deputies that two other people were involved in constructing the meth. Patton was able to give deputies the names of the individuals who fled the scene upon their arrival. Patton informed deputies that he ran because he was scared when he saw them.
Kentucky State Police was called to decontaminate Patton and the area containing the active meth lab. Patton was transported to the Floyd County Detention Center.
Patton was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine – first offense, possession of a controlled substance – second degree, illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and fleeing and evading police – second degree on foot.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.