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Meth Lab Investigation in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 06/08/11

(London, Ky.) -- On Sunday June 5, 2011 at approximately 12:43 AM, a joint investigation by the Two Rivers Drug Task Force and Kentucky State Police, led officers to a residence located on KY 1223 south in southern Laurel County.

Upon arrival officers located components to manufacture Methamphetamine along with an active Methamphetamine lab.

Officers also discovered, at the residence, a 10 year old handicapped child.

Kitty Couch, 45, Stacey Jones, 26, Joshua Fields, 23, Danny Joe Lawson, 22, Shawn Faulkner, 34 and Ashley Johnson, 21, all of Corbin were arrested on the charges of: Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Controlled Substance Endangerment to a Child.

All arrested were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Investigation continues by Two Rivers Drug Task Force Agent Bob O'Neil and he was assisted by KSP Sergeant Steve Walker, KSP Trooper Chris Roberts, Constable Denver Mays and Laurel County Sheriff Deputies Chuck Johnson and Brett Reeves.

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