Captain Bill Payton
Kentucky State Police
Drug Enforcement / Special Investigations Branch
P.O. Box 5125
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Meth lab discovered during a traffic stop in Allen County
Date of News Release: 02/16/2011
(Allen County, Ky.) -- Units from Allen County Sheriff's Department discovered a lab at during a traffic stop. Kentucky State Police West Drug Enforcement assisted in removing the methamphetamine lab from the area.
Melissa McMurtry and Arlis Hewitt, Jr. Both were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree (meth), Possession of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine Precursor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000. Both were lodged in the Allen county jail.
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.