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Drug Arrest Made in Muhlenberg County, KY

Date of News Release: 01/14/2006

(Muhlenberg County, KY) - Units executed a search warrant at the residence of Jared G. Ward. Toby McKinney was at the residence when the search warrant was served. Various firearms, drugs, and drug paraphernalia were located in the residence. As units were clearing the scene, Scott Beatty and Jared Ward arrived in a passenger car that contained a Meth Lab and various drugs and handguns.

Scott Beatty was charged with Trafficking In Controlled Substance 1st - Meth, Trafficking In Marijuana, Trafficking In Controlled Substance 2nd, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd, Dui - 1st, Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession Methamphetamine, Possession Of Meth Precursor.

Jared Ward was charged with Trafficking In Controlled Substance 1st - Meth, Trafficking In Marijuana, Trafficking In Controlled Substance 2nd, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession Methamphetamine, Possession Of Meth Precursor.

Toby McKinney was charged with Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia.

All subjects were lodged in the Muhlenberg County Jail. The investigation is continuing.

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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