Through investigation Sheriff Rick Clemons and his men closed a meth lab on Old Fat Bruce Road in the Duff area on Thursday, October 8.
According to a report from the sheriff’s department, Adam Whaley, 19, of Falls of Rough was arrested and charged with first offense-manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance (meth).
“We found an active meth lab and some completed product,” said Clemons. “We arrested one suspect and a second one fled. We are obtaining a warrant for that person.”
Grayson County Detective Terry Blanton and Kentucky State Trooper Kevin Henderson cleaned up the lab.
Blanton is continuing the investigation and other arrests may be forthcoming, reported Clemons
The second lab the sheriff’s department cleaned up was what appeared to be an old lab site with several pieces of debris, reported Clemons.
An anonymous call led deputies to a cornfield on Horntown Road, where several ingredients were found that are used to cook meth. The site was cleaned up and an investigation continues to be ongoing.
Clemons feels that the war on meth is only going to be successful with the continued cooperation between the city police, county sheriff’s department and state police officers.
“We all work together well and the cooperation we share makes it easier for us all to do our job,” said Clemons. “It is through joint cooperation of the state and city police that we are able to cover more ground and work more complaints. That makes it tougher on the criminals.”
Clemons went on to talk of the impact methamphetamine is having on the lives of those in Grayson County.
“This drug is such a beast,” said Clemons. “Most of the people we are busting are not people who are making the stuff to deal. They are making it for personal consumption. They are making it to feed their own personal addiction.”
Along with the cooperation the sheriff receives from other law enforcement agencies Clemons credits the help of local businesses with some the success his office has made on the war on drugs in Grayson County.
“Locally businesses are very good about notifying us when something is not right,” said Clemons. “The Meth Check System is a huge help for us also. It allows us to stay in touch with stores in other counties and keep track of some purchases that just do not seem right.”
Anyone with any information with any information on illegal drug activity is asked to contact the Grayson County Sheriff Department at (270) 200-2222. All calls may remain anonymous.