Lawrenceburg Now

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Trio Charged With Operating Meth Lab

   Drug agents reported Tuesday that three individuals were recently apprehended on charges that they were operating a meth lab.

   The operation was initiated after drug agents with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on January 5 on individuals who had just purchased pseudoephedrine pills.

   Agents report that during the course of the ensuing investigation the three suspects, Justin Bradbary, Brice Joyner and Rachel Killen, admitted they had established two meth labs – one inside a barn on Valley Road, the second at 18 Idaho Road.

   When they conducted searches of both locations, agents report they seized numerous components utilized in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Some of those components include:  lithium batteries, lye, tubing, shake bottles, homemade fittings, homemade generators, funnels, mason jars, salt, Coleman fuel, coffee filters, peroxide, alcohol, and 12 ounces of a mixture of various chemicals.

   All three suspects were arrested on charges that include initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and promotion of the process to manufacture methamphetamine. Killen also garnered a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

   Agents reported in a press release, “Additional arrests are possible in the case, pending the follow up investigation of individuals believed to be involved in manufacturing methamphetamine.”


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