A routine welfare check by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department turned into a methamphetamine bust Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, on Smith Road in Adairville.
On Saturday afternoon before the check, deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department received information that 24-year-old Earl H. Eads of Adairville, was inside the residence and had a warrant for failure to appear out of the Logan County District Court.
While attempting to locate Eads at the residence, deputies found various drugs and paraphernalia located in plain sight.
Deputies arrested Eads, along with Cigi L. Luangrathomkeo, 29, of Adairville. Both lived at the residence.
Luangrathomkeo was charged with possession of a controlled substance first degree, firstoffense (methamphetamine); drug paraphernalia, buy/possess; possession of marijuana; Possession of a controlled Substance firstdegree, first offense (drug unspecified); unlawful possession of a meth precursor first offense; manufacturing methamphetamine first offense, and hindering prosecution or apprehension second degree.
Eads was charged with failure to appear due to theft by deception.
Both Eads and Luangrathomkeo were lodged in the Logan County Detention Center. Deputy Kyler Harvey was assisted by Sheriff Wallace Whittaker and Deputy Bobbie Hooten.
This is one of a few recent drug busts in the Adairville area lately.
A month ago an Adairville man was arrested for marijuana trafficking when sheriff Whittaker smelled a strong odor of marijuana from inside a residence. After searching the residence, officers found four bags of what they suspected to be marijuana, totalling 2.2 ounces. The bags appeared to be packaged for resale. Also found on the scene was a digital scale and other items of drug paraphernalia.
A few months before that the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force (SCKDTF) responded to a call about a possible methamphetamine lab in Adairville, but that wasn’t what agents found. Agents found marijuana plants growing around the residence. Inside, the drug task force found a well-run indoor marijuana growing operation. Approximately 25 marijuana plants were found. Other items found by the police included grow lights, hand guns, drug paraphernalia, books on growing marijuana and books on how to be a better parent. Some of the indoor marijuana plants were found in what appeared to be a child’s bedroom. Agents dismantled the operation and confiscated the equipment, computers, records of past growing operations, firearms and other items of interest.
Sheriff Whittaker says the sheriff’s department is keeping an extra close watch on the Adairville area. The sheriff said although they are trying to keep all of Logan County free of drugs, Adairville is being targeted at this time due to the amount of calls the department is receiving about drug activity.
“We are definitely trying to clean up the city of Adairville and the area around it because we are getting a lot of drug activity in from Tennessee. These recent arrests will probably lead to more,” said Whittaker. “Our efforts are for the whole county, but our main objective right now is Adairville.”
Whittaker says anyone who has information about illegal drug activity in the county is urged to call the sheriff’s department at 726-2244, the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) 726-4911 or the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force 725-4972. You do not have to give your name, just your information.