On Saturday July 2, 2016, the Logan County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call of a man passed out, possibly dead at 534 Hancock Lake Road. Officer Seth Whittaker and Stephen Meredith with the Russellville Police Department and deputy Billy Poole with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded.
When officers arrived, they observed a person lying on the front porch of the residence face down. Officers made contact with the individual and identified him as Bobby Jo Woodward. Mr. Woodward advised he was fine, that he was just looking for tools that had fallen.
While officers were talking to Mr. Woodward, they smelt a strong chemical odor coming from inside the residence. Officers then called the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force (SCKDTF) to come out and see if it might be a smell from a meth lab. Agents arrived and received consent to search. Agents located and dismantled an active lab inside the residence. The meth lab was capable of producing 8-10 grams of methamphetamine.
Agents from the SCKDTF will present this case to the Logan County Grand Jury.
Assisting Agencies were: the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, the Russellville Police Department and the Russellville Rural Fire Department.