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Eleven Indicted In Warren County On Meth-Related Charges

Date of News Release: 02/07/2007

(FRANKFORT, KY) -The Warren County Circuit Court has issued 11 indictments involving seven Warren Co. residents, three Allen Co. residents and one Edmonson Co. resident on methamphetamine-related charges.

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, the following suspects were arrested in "Operation Shop til You Drop" by officers of the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations (DESI) Branch West, KSP Post 3 in Bowling Green, the Bowling Green/Warren County Drug Task Force, the Bowling Green Police Dept., the Warren Co. Sheriff's Dept. and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and lodged in the Allen and Warren County jails:

Ronnie Anderson, 54, of Scottsville, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense;

Milton Bradfield, 28, of Bowling Green, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense;

John Brandon Edgar, 20, of Bowling Green, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense;

Brian Keith Green, Jr., 26, of Roundhill, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense;

David Lee Rouse, 19, of Bowling Green, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense and Persistent Felony Offender 2nd;

Lee Martin Upton, 23, of Bowling Green, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense and Possession of Controlled Substance-Meth;

Raymond Earl Burch, 53, of Bowling Green, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphrenalia;

Chad Lightfoot, 30, of Bowling Green, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense;

Kathy P. Burch, 48, of Bowling Green, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphrenalia;

Bobby S. Parker, of Scottsville, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Sustance-Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphrenalia;

Joe Parker, III, of Scottsville, Failure To Appear.

The indictments and arrests are the result of proactive policing of pseudoephedrine logs in retail outlets by the law enforcement agencies involved. A law prohibiting the purchase of more than nine grams of pseudoephedrine in a 30-day period went into effect in June of 2005.

"Methamphetamine manufacturers often use the technique of pseudoephedrine shopping from one pharmacy to another in order to obtain the quantity needed to manufacture methamphetamine," said Capt. Deron Berthold, of the KSP DESI West Branch. "The amount of pseudoephedrine purchased by the suspects during this investigation would have made more than 256 grams of methamphetamine and left more than 70 pounds of hazardous waste."

"The Kentucky State Police and its partner law enforcement agencies who participated in this investigation would like to thank all of the citizens of Warren and the surrounding counties for their patience in dealing with pseudoephedrine logs," said KSP Commissioner Jack Adams. "We want to remind everyone that when they fill out the logs, they are helping law enforcement fight the methamphetamine epidemic in Kentucky."

This operation is an ongoing, proactive investigation for all of western Kentucky. Further indictments and arrests are pending.

To anonymously report any type of suspected illegal drug activity, citizens can call the KSP toll-free drug tip hotline, 1-800-DOPETIP. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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