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Methamphetamine Lab Investigation and Arrests

Date of News Release: 05/15/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On 5/14/2011 at 1851 hours, Kentucky State Police Morehead along with the Wolfe County Sheriff Department responded to a complaint at 4000 Pine Ridge road of a possible meth lab. Upon arrival, Troopers noticed a male and female exit the rear of the residence and after a short foot pursuit they were apprehended. After a search of the residence was conducted two active meth labs were located along with three other suspects. Barney Brewer, Lara Hafley, Billy Hatton and Sarah Manning were charged with Manufacturing Meth and Fleeing and Evading. Billy Combs was charged with Manufacturing Meth. All of the suspects were lodged at Three Forks Regional Jail in Lee County and the incident remains under investigation by Trooper Charles Bowling unit 576.

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