Darren Doyle, story
Photo courtesy of BPD
Late Wednesday night, June 10th, local officers with the Brownsville Police Department and the Edmonson County Sheriffs Department located a suspected methamphetamine lab component behind Save-A-Lot in Brownsville. Officers quickly dismantled the component so that it was no longer a danger to the public.
According to Sheriff Shane Doyle, a meth lab component is any chemical, ingredient, or piece of equipment necessary to generate the manufacturing of the drug, but still requires additional items in order to complete. "The only time we ever see something like this is when meth has recently been cooked," Doyle said. "All components can be extremely dangerous if not handled correctly. Thankfully, we have trained local officers who can properly handle these components." He also noted that there had been a recent decline in the amount of meth production in the area. "We believe that it's because of the effort our local agencies are showing together to keep it out of Edmonson County."
"Methamphetamine is a serious issue in our community and officers are constantly working very hard toward the war on drugs in Edmonson County," said Officer Garth Avery. "Anyone with information on suspected drug activity is urged to contact the Edmonson County 911 Dispatch Center to report the suspected activity." He said all calls and tips remain anonymous.