Pounds of meth found during drug investigation

Larry Bentley
Larry Bentley

McROBERTS, Ky. — A Letcher County man has been arrested on federal drug charges, after investigators were able to uncover around five pounds of meth.

Larry Wayne Bentley, 43, of McRoberts, was arrested on Friday.

Court records indicate that investigators used an undercover source to purchase about a pound of meth from Bentley on two occasions. Then, when investigators executed a search warrant at his home on Friday and found a large amount of meth, Bentley indicated that it was about three pounds.

Bentley has now been charged with conspiracy to distribute meth, distribution of meth, and possession of meth with the intent to distribute. He is being held in the Pike County Detention Center.