Captain Bill Payton
Kentucky State Police
Drug Enforcement / Special Investigations Branch
P.O. Box 5125
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Meth Lab in Taylor County
Date of News Release: 11/16/2010
(Taylor County, Ky.) -- On November 16, 2010 at approximately 12:10 pm Detectives from Campbellsville Police Department responded to a possible fire at 201 East Walnut in Campbellsville. Upon arrival Det. Brain Morgan and Det. Bart Gillpin, discovered a methamphetamine lab. Kentucky State Police West Drug Enforcement was contacted to assist with the removal of the waste from the methamphetamine lab. Jimmy James Tungate, age 25, and Echo Nichole Powell, age 21, were arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine.
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.