A methamphetamine bust in Clarkson on Monday, March 7 led to the arrests of four Grayson County residents.
On Monday, Clarkson Police Officer Rick Clemons made contact with Jody Embry, 33, of Leitchfield, who was in control of a 2002 Dodge passenger car.
Upon approaching the vehicle, Clemons smelled a strong odor coming from inside, according to a Clarkson Police Department (CPD) news release.
Clemons then made contact with the passenger, Cristin Durham, 35, of Caneyville, and he noticed what appeared to be items used to manufacture methamphetamine inside a bag in the vehicle, the release states.
Clarkson Chief of Police Buck Meredith was then notified and obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, which was executed by Meredith and Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Tony Willen and Deputy Clay Boone, according to the release.
Durham was then arrested for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, and Embry was arrested for a Probation Violation warrant with other charges expected.
The CPD then contacted the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force (GHCNTF), and upon their arrival, a second search warrant was obtained for a residence on Millerstown Road.
The GHCNTF was assisted with the execution of the second search warrant by officers from the Leitchfield Police Department and Clemons.
Law enforcement discovered items and ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine at the Millerstown Road residence, the release states.
Dennis Bounds, 62, of Leitchfield, was then arrested for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 2nd or Greater Offense; Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); and Tampering with AVIS.
Anthony Letner, 55, of Clarkson, was arrested for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense; Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); and Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess.
“I am very proud of all the officers involved in Monday’s events,” Meredith said in a statement. “Combatting drugs is a top priority for Clarkson Police. We will continue to fight to make our city and surrounding community a safe and drug-free place.”
All four arrested individuals were lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center. Durham was lodged on a $25,000 cash bond. Bounds was lodged on a $50,000 cash bond. And Letner was lodged on a $25,000 cash bond.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.