Edmonson Voice Report:
A trip to a scrap metal pile resulted in a crystal meth arrest for a Brownsville man, according to a press release from the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
The release said that around 4pm on Weds. April 22nd, a local business owner contacted the Sheriff's Office and said she witnessed a Mercury Grand Marquis with an attached trailer pull over next to a scrap metal pile on HWY 70 (Morgantown Rd.). The witness said the male driver took pieces of copper from the pile and the witness then took the license plate number, according to the Sheriff's Office. Authorities said the plate number belonged to a suspect of other thefts in Edmonson County and law enforcement later located the vehicle at the owner's residence.
According to the Sheriff's Office, contact was made with the driver, Joshua P. Guthrie, (35) of Brownsville, who matched the description provided by the witness of the alleged copper theft. After a probable cause search was performed, the Sheriff's Office said that one piece of the stolen copper was found inside the vehicle, along with a bag with suspected crystal methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia.
Guthrie was arrested and charged with:
Guthrie was lodged in Hart County Jail.