TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Drug Investigation and Arrest in Union County
Date of News Release: 03/08/2012
(Henderson, KY) - Trooper Nathan Jenkin was conducting a surveillance on 2 anhydrous tanks in rural Union County when he observed 2 individuals approaching the tanks attempting to hide their vehicles. Upon investigating Trooper Jenkin found subjects to be in possession of items commonly used to steal anhydrous. A consensual search of James R Shirel's residence was performed. During the search items commonly used including pseudoephedrine to make methamphetamine were located. Mr. Shirel was lodged in Union County Jail & charged with Criminal Trespassing 3rd, Theft By Unlawful Taking W/Intent To Manufacture Methamphetamine 1st Degree, Unlawful Possession Of Methamphetamine Precursor 1st Off, Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Degree.