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2 Arrested on Drug Charges in Muhlenberg County

Date of News Release: 05/23/2010

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police and Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department were investigating an anonymous tip of a possible meth lab on Rabbit Ridge Lane. Upon their arrival they could smell a strong chemical odor coming from a residence. During their investigation two male subjects ran out of the residence and into the woods. Trooper Brandon McPherson caught up to Gerald "Todd" Bivins and attempted to detain him. Mr. Bivins then began assaulting Trooper McPherson, striking him in the face. After a brief struggle, Trooper McPherson was able to get Mr. Bivins to comply and place him under arrest Deputy Chris Cummins and Special Deputy Rondal Hambrick located Jonathan Dunn hiding in the woods. He was arrested without any further incident. During a search of the residence officers located several items and components used to manufacture methamphetamine, as well as an active methamphetamine lab.

Jonathan J. Dunn age 36 of Greenville, Ky. was charged with:

  1. Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 2nd or Greater offense
  2. Fleeing or evading Police, 2nd degree (On foot)
  3. Knowing possess anhydrous ammonia in unapproved container with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine
  4. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd or greater offense

Jonathan J. Dunn was lodged into the Muhlenberg County Detention Center

Gerald T. Bivins age 46 of Greenville, Ky. was charged with:

  1. Assault 3rd degree-Police Officer
  2. Manufacturing Methamphetamine 2nd or greater offense
  3. Resisting Arrest
  4. Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree (on foot)
  5. Knowing possess anhydrous ammonia in unapproved container with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine

Gerald T. Bivins was lodged into the Muhlenberg County Detention Center

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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