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Manufacturing Methamphetamine Investigation and Arrest in Jackson County

Date of News Release: 03/12/2007

(RICHMOND, KY) - On 3/11/2007 at 2130 hours, the Kentucky State Police Post 7, Richmond , received information concerning a possible meth lab located near the Jackson County High School and Middle School.

Detective Dustin Hon was able to obtain a search warrant for the residence. The search of the residence yielded various components for the production of methamphetamine , including ammonia production. Also found in the search were four grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, morphine and various items of drug paraphernalia.

Detective Hon was assisted by Trooper Brent Lynch, KSP Drug Enforcement Special Investigations, Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the US Forestry Service.

Barry Collett was lodged in the Jackson County Jail and charged with Trafficking In A Controlled Substance 1st (Meth) , Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Of A Controlled Substance 1st, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Prescription Drugs Not In Proper Container.

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

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