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Meth Investigation and Arrest in Whitley County

Date of News Release: 01/25/12

(LONDON, KY.) - On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 8:42 PM, KSP Post 11, London responded to a residence on Deep Branch Road in Eastern Whitley County to serve an outstanding arrest warrant.

KSP Trooper's Tony Dingess, Les Moses and Edward Jones went to the residence, and upon arrival, detected a strong chemical odor. Further investigation into the incident led the troopers locating two active one step Meth Labs.

Arrested at the scene were:

Cecil B. Hamblin, age 52 of Williamsburg was on the outstanding warrant. Hamblin was also lodged in the Laurel County Detention by ATF Agent Todd Tremaine, which placed a federal detainer on Hamblin for federal Meth charges.

Vic A. Tackett, age 41 of Rockhold was charged with Manufacturing Meth 1st deg 1st offense; Possession of a controlled substance 1st deg 1st offense Meth: Possession of a controlled substance 2nd deg 1st offense. Tackett was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

Patrick S. Stamps, age 40 of Auburn KY was charged with tampering with physical evidence, and resisting arrest. Stamps was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

Troopers had previously arrested Hamblin and charged him with Manufacturing Meth on October 6, 2011 in Whitley County. ATF agent Tremaine was in the process of seeking a federal indictment for Hamblin reference the October 6th incident.

Trooper Tony Dingess is continuing the investigation. Dingess was assisted at the scene by Trooper Les Moses, Trooper Edward Jones, and ATF agent Todd Tremaine.

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