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Meth Lab Discovered in Muhlenberg County

Date of News Release: 02/27/2012

Greenville, KY. (Muhlenberg County) -- On Thursday, February 23, 2012, at approximately 5:00 p.m., KSP Detective Wade Shoemaker and Sergeant Jason Kirk from KSP DESI (Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations) West responded to a call for assistance from the Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department. The Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department had received a tip of a possible meth lab in an open field next to a creek off of Jarrells Creek Road approximately 6 miles south of Greenville.

Muhlenberg County Deputy Sheriff Troy Gibson had responded to the scene and requested KSP's assistance with dismantling the meth lab. At the scene, officers located a glass jar that contained a one-step lab, multiple plastic bottles, sulfuric acid, ether, lithium strips, ammonia nitrate, and plastic tubing. The lab was dismantled and transported for safe disposal. At the present time, no arrests have been made.

Detective Shoemaker commented, "This is the 16 meth lab that has been discovered in Muhlenberg County in 2012. For the entire year of 2011, 16 labs were located in Muhlenberg County."

TO ANONYMOUSLY REPORT ANY TYPE OF SUSPECTED ILLEGAL DRUG ACTIVITY, CITIZENS CAN CALL THE KSP TOLL-FREE DRUG TIP HOTLINE, 1-800-DOPETIP. THE HOTLINE IS ANSWERED 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

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