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Drug Tip Leads to Scott County Meth Lab

Date of News Release: 08/13/2011

(Frankfort, KY.) -- On Thursday night, August 11 2011, Kentucky State Police received a drug tip through the Kentucky State Police web site. Investigation by KSP Troopers led to the discovery of an active meth lab in Scotty County on Pokeberry Road.

The Kentucky State Police arrested Joey W. Griffith, age 39, of Georgetown, KY. He has been charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor 1st and 6 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st. Four children were present at the residence.

In 2010 there were a total of 1,080 meth labs reported in the state of Kentucky. As of May 2010 there were 426 meth labs reported, in the same time period in May 2011 there were 565 meth lab reported. Meth labs in 2011 have increased by 25 percent. As of June 29, 2011 there have been 600 meth labs reported.

The investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police Post 12 Frankfort. Kentucky State Police Post 12 provides police coverage for Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties. The Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg Post, Scott County Sheriff's Office, Scott County Fire and EMS assisted Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post.

Anonymous drug tips can be reported by calling your local Kentucky State Police Post or by calling the 1-800-DOPE-TIP.

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