Wingfield Meth Lab Busted
Edmonson Voice Staff
photos by Edmonson Voice
Acting on a drug complaint, police responded to a residence on Henry Meredith Road in Wingfield last night, where the resident was currently on probation from drug charges filed in Warren County. Officials conducted what is known as a "walk-and-talk," where they simply knock on the door, ask if everything is ok, then look for suspicious activity.
Police said a man then opened the door and drug paraphernalia was lying in plain sight. Even though the individual they were looking for wasn't there, they had enough evidence to obtain a search warrant.
Once police served the warrant, they found several baggies of suspected meth, along with scales, an undisclosed amount of cash, and several meth precursors (items used to manufacture meth).
The Edmonson County Animal Control was also dispatched, as there were several vicious pit bulls who came aggressively toward the officers. The animals had to be removed from the premises before the entire search could be conducted.
No arrests were made, but criminal charges for unlawful possession of meth precursor and trafficking controlled substance-meth are currently being sought against one resident, who's name police aren't yet releasing. The investigation is ongoing and more individuals could face charges.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office was assisted by KY Parole and Probation, Kentucky State Police, Brownsville PD, and EC Animal Control.
Trish Lindsey Jaggers
8/21/2015 06:24:46 am
In one of the photographs, there was a significant smattering/smearing of blood. Human? Animal? The article said the dogs "had to be removed." Let us hope the innocent animals weren't injured in this mess.
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