Four arrested after meth lab discovered in apartment complex

Posted January 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm

In a joint investigation between the Albany Police Department and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, four arrests have been made for the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

The arrests were made on Friday, January 25 that included three Albany residents and one resident from Byrdstown, Tenn.

According to a press release issued by the Albany Police Department, Richard L. Guthrie, Teresa L. Waid and Joshua Shaw, all of Albany, along with Danni L. Burgin of Byrdstown, Tenn., were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a class B felony for first offense, unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor, class D felony for first offense, possession of a controlled substance, class D felony for a first offense, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The meth lab was discovered after Albany Police Chief Ernest Guffey and Sheriff Rick Riddle had been receiving numerous complaints on apartment A1 at Clinton Terrace. The complaints were about strong chemical like odors coming from the residence according to the police report.

As Riddle and Guffey continued their investigation, more information was received that led to a search warrant being obtained on the residence.

After the lab was discovered, the Kentucky State Police was called in to assist with the clean up. Evidence was taken from the scene and has been delivered to the Kentucky State Police Laboratory for further analysis.

According to what is discovered after the evidence has been examined, more charges could be forthcoming.

The APD and the Sheriff’s Department are continuing the investigation.