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Components Of A Methamphetamine Lab Discovered After Vehicle Stop in Clay County

Date of News Release: 02/07/2005

(LONDON, KY) - On Saturday February 5, 2005 Kentucky State Police Trooper Nick Metcalf stopped a 1990 silver Toyota on KY 2000 approximately 14 miles south of Manchester for suspicion of DUI. After a brief roadside investigation, Trooper Metcalf discovered numerous components used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Jeremy G. Owens, a passenger, was charged with unlawful possession of meth precursors 1st and, unlawful transaction with a minor. There were two juveniles in the vehicle with Mr. Owens. The driver a juvenile was charged with DUI and, also unlawful possession of meth precursors 1st and, numerous traffic violations. A female juvenile passenger was charged with public intoxication and, also unlawful possession of meth precursors 1st.

The investigation will be continuing by Kentucky State Police Trooper Nick Metcalf.

Anyone wishing to report illegal drug activity can contact the Kentucky State Police in London at 606-878-6622 or on the web at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/post11,htm, all information given can remain anonymous.

"The Kentucky State Police encourages the public to report any suspected drug activity to our anonymous drug tip-line at 1-800-DOPETIP "

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