Meth lab found, arrests made

Posted December 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm

On Saturday, December 15 at approximately 4:08 p.m., Chief Ernest Guffey along with Officer Jim Guffey of the Albany Police Department, received a complaint at Lowhorn Trailer Park about a smell coming from one of the residences that would burn your eyes and nose as you went by, and that it was a possible methamphetamine lab. Officers Guffey and Brad Cross, along with Sheriff Rick Riddle went to the residence to investigate the complaint.

Officer Guffey noticed that upon arrival, there was a fan in a bedroom window pointed outwards and was running. A strong chemical like smell was coming from that area. Officer Cross, along with Sheriff Riddle knocked on the door of the residence to make contact with the residents and advise them of the complaint. The residence was trailer #4 at Lowhorn Trailer Park.

Officer Cross and Sheriff Riddle made contact with the residents, marandized all subjects at the residence and obtained a consent to search.

During the search, two HCL generators, along with numerous items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine was found. Evidence was photographed and gathered for processing and sent to the Kentucky State Police Laboratory. Detective Scott Hammond from the Kentucky State Police was contacted to clean up the hazardous materials.

The following individuals were arrested at the scene: Johnnie L. Davis, Justin Stapp and Nathan Grey, all of Albany. All three were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st offense; Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 1st offense; Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor.

The investigation was conducted by the Albany Police Department and Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.