Edmonson Voice Staff
What started as a simple drug complaint turned into the discovery of a meth lab and the arrest of a Bee Spring man who now faces multiple felony charges.
Kentucky State Police and the Edmonson County Sheriff's office responded to the residence of Christopher Todd Richards, 49, on Ross Farris Road where police found probable cause for a search warrant. Once the warrant was obtained, police reported that they found the remnants of a meth lab and a hydrochloric gas generator, which is an ingredient used in making meth.
More charges were filed when it was also discovered that Richards was already a convicted felon who was found to have two firearms on the property, as well as two juveniles being present.
above photos courtesy of ECSO
Richards was arrested without incident and charged with:
If convicted, Richards faces a maximum of 40 years in prison. Also assisting at the scene was the Brownsville Police Department and the District Two Constable.