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Potter indicted for meth narcotics crimes

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By Susan Sharp

Kevin Kurtis Potter may have been able to hide from police for a month after they raided a home where a meth lab was found, but he couldn’t escape the grand jury.

After it met on Monday, he was indicted on eight counts in two separate indictments.

One was in relation to an investigation conducted by LaFollette Police when suspicious activity at a River Drive home was reported, the complaint filed at that time said.

When authorities entered the home, Potter and three others were found in the kitchen “beginning the process of cooking meth,” Lt. Monty Miller said at the time. Potter quickly fled the home, the arrest report said.

However, a few weeks later he was arrested.

Sitting in a parked car he attempted to “try to hurry and put something behind the seat,” Officer Jason Marlow’s report of the arrest said.

Again, when confronted by police, Potter fled.

The passenger then proceeded to give officers a false name for Potter.

As authorities searched the vehicle, they found a leather pouch containing a white powder and a bag filled with a green leafy substance, the arrest report said.

A few hours later the LPD received information on where Potter was possibly hiding.

According to the report, he had returned to the River Drive residence.

On Monday he will be arraigned on charges of assault, resisting arrest, felony evading arrest, felony evading arrest, promotion to manufacture meth, possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of the same drug with intent to deliver it and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.