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Meth Lab Arrest in Knox County, KY

Date of News Release: 05/02/2006

(CORBIN, KY) On 5/01/2006 at 11:40 p.m., Officer James Miller of the Corbin Police Department conducted a traffic stop in Corbin, Ky. on a vehicle that was reported stolen. After further investigation, the two subjects occupying the vehicle were found to be fugitives from Indiana. Robert Pickett and Jeffery Boggs both of North Vernon, Indiana were charged with escape and were lodged in the Whitley County Jail. After further questioning, more information was obtained on a third fugitive in Knox County.

On 5/2/2006 at 4:45 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan was contacted with this information of the location of this fugitive, Gerald Perkins of Seymour, Indiana, in the Walker community in Knox County. Trooper John Reynolds, Trooper Jason York and Trooper Jay Sowders went to the location and were able to locate and take Perkins into custody. While at this location, the Troopers discovered that a "meth lab" was being set up and several ingredients for the lab as well as anhydrous ammonia were found.

Gerald Perkins was charged with Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia with Intent to Manufacture Meth, which is a Class "B" felony that carries 10-20 years in prison. Mr. Perkins was also charged with Escape and was lodged in the Knox County Jail.

Also assisting at the scene were Detectives from the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations Unit. This case is still under investigation by Trooper Jason York Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan.

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