Two more raids on residents in Auburn and Russellville the end of last week made a total of 22 arrests and 14 meth labs discovered in a four day period.
According to Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whittaker, a multi-agency investigation over the four day period has proven to be very successful in cracking down on illegal drug activity in the county.
Whittaker reminds everyone that both the sheriff’s department and the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force (SCKDTF) are out there working hard to clean up the community, and that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. If you chose to become involved in illegal drug activity, you will be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, said Whittaker.
On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, seven individuals were arrested in Auburn for manufacturing methamphetamine. At approximately 7:30 p.m., agents of the SCKDTF and the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, served a search warrant at 243 Spring Street in Auburn. The search warrant was obtained after a lengthy investigation which reveled that methamphetamine was being made and sold at this residence.
The investigation and surveillance of the address reveled that the subjects were bringing Pseudoephedrine to the residence and trading and selling it for methamphetamine. Upon execution of the search warrant, the subjects were found in the middle of the cooking process.
One dog was removed from the residence that was in a cage and being exposed to active Hydrogen Chloride Gas during the cooking process. The subjects were decontaminated after being exposed to chemicals as well.
Those arrested were:
William Cody Anderson, of Auburn, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, cruelty to animals, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.
Juanita Lynn Rose, of Auburn, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Sarah Burns, of Auburn, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Herman Clay Dodson, of Russellville, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Terry Lyons, of Russellville, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine (facilitation), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Bobby Elamon, of Russellville, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Brandon Montgomery, of Auburn, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
The investigation continues. Responding along with the SCKDTF and sheriff’s department were the Auburn Fire Department, who handled the decontamination process and the Logan County EMS. The dog was removed from the residence from Logan County Animal Control.
On Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, five individuals were arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine in the Russellville.
At approximately 5 p.m. sheriff Wallace Whittaker of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department received information of a suspicious odor at a residence on East 1st Street in Russellville. Upon arrival by the sheriff, deputies, agents of the SCKDTF and the Russellville Police Department, two active methamphetamine labs were discovered at the residence, along with several items of drug paraphernalia.
During the investigation two male juveniles were located inside the residence, and later treated at Logan Memorial Hospital before being released to family members.
Those arrested and charged with several drug related charges were:
Jason A. Brown, 26, of Russeville
Betty L. King, 29, of Russellville
Robert W. Jones, 43, of Russellville
Bruce P. Strader, 25, of Lewisburg
Zachary Sheets, 28, of Hopkinsville
Sheriff Whittaker was assisted by Sgt. Clint Wright, deputies Bobbie Hooten, Seth Williford and Rob Bubaz of the Logan County Sheriff;s Department, Russellville Police Officers Capt. Todd Raymer and Jarrod Lyons and agents from the SCKDTF, the Logan County EMS and Social Services.
Sheriff Whittaker wants to remind the citizens of Logan County to report any suspicious people, smells, or activity that may be occurring in their community.
“This is one of the many ways we can catch illegal drug activity,” said Whittaker pertaining to tips received from the public. The sheriff says people know who lives in their areas and knows if strange activities go on. It can be as simple as an increase of traffic at a residence to people being up at all hours of the night and odd smells, which meth labs often have.
If you know of any suspicious behavior in your neighborhoods, please call 270-726-2244, 270-725-4972 or 270-726-4911.