A Russell Springs woman was arrested just before noon on Tuesday for allegedly making methamphetamine at a home on Maple Street, according to Russell Springs Asst. Police Chief Jamie Rogers.
Melissa Jean Bottom, 33, was taken into custody by Rogers as she tried to flee the home at 387 Maple Street. Rogers was able to detain Bottom during the incident.
Rogers said that Bottom threw a tote bag behind the home that contained meth making precursors and an instrument used to cook meth.
Bottom was taken to the Russell County Detention Center where she was lodged on a second offense manufacturing methamphetamine charge and with being a persistent felony offender, according to Rogers.
RSPD Officer Matt Parrish and Russell Springs Sheriff’s Deputies Clete McAninch and Nick Bertram, all of whom were trained and certified in meth lab processing and clean-up, were called in to process the scene and take in evidence.