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Meth Lab Incident and Arrests in Rockcastle County

Date of News Release: 03/30/09

(London, Ky.) - On Sunday, March 29, 2009, at approximately 7:15 PM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London was notified, by the Rockcastle County 911 Dispatch, of a fight complaint at a residence on McHargue Branch Road in Rockcastle County.

Upon arrival officers from the Kentucky State Police and the Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office could smell the strong odor of chemical substances coming from the residence.

Further investigation into the incident discovered a Methamphetamine lab within the residence.

Six children were found to be in the residence at the time and they were taken to the Rockcastle County Hospital where they were treated and released. The Department for Children and Families was contacted, in reference to the children, and is investigating.

Four arrests were made at the scene and are identified as:

  1. Roger W. Vaughn, 50, of McKee, KY charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1ST, Wanton Endangerment 2ND and Endangering the Welfare of a minor.
  2. Merrill K. Brown, 36, of Mount Vernon, KY charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1ST, Wanton Endangerment 2ND, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Endangering the Welfare of a minor.
  3. Amy L. Vaughn, 31, of Mount Vernon, KY charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1ST, Wanton Endangerment 2ND and Endangering the Welfare of a minor.
  4. Carrie D. Benge, 31, of East Bernstadt, KY charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1ST, Wanton Endangerment 2ND and Endangering the Welfare of a minor.

Trooper Scottie Pennington is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office and the Cabinet for Families and Children

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