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Multiple Felony Drug Arrest in Hart County

Date of News Release: 10/13/2012

(Bowling Green, KY.) On Friday, October 12, 2012, Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received an anonymous drug complaint at the 2700 block of Flint Ridge Road in Hart County. Upon arrival of the KSP units, contact was made with the resident, Joseph Jewell. A search of the residence resulted in locating three one step methamphetamine labs, several precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and a firearm. A small child was also located inside the residence and was removed by Hart County Protection & Permanency. A total of six subjects were apprehended without incident and lodged in the Hart County Jail. The methamphetamine labs and precursors were removed from the scene by KSP DESI West. The investigation is ongoing and being led by Trooper Jeremy Smith. Trooper Smith was assisted by Troopers Randy Chambers & Graham Rutherford, Horse Cave Police Officer Bruce Neville, & Hart County Protection & Permanency. Below are the arrestees and their respective charges:

Joseph R. Jewell, 29, Horse Cave

  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Possession of Marijuana, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Complicity
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Complicity
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Complicity
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Complicity
  • Possession of Marijuana, Complicity

Joshua L. Poynter, 28, Park City

  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Possession of Marijuana, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Complicity
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Complicity
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Complicity
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Complicity
  • Possession of Marijuana, Complicity

Steve A. Biggs, 52, Canmer

  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Possession of Marijuana, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Complicity
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Complicity
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Complicity
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Complicity
  • Possession of Marijuana, Complicity

David B. Lay, 39, Glasgow

  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Possession of Marijuana, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Complicity
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Complicity
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Complicity
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Complicity
  • Possession of Marijuana, Complicity
  • Persistent Felony Offender II

Kimberly N. Skaggs, 24, Park City

  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Possession of Marijuana, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Complicity
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Complicity
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Complicity
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Complicity
  • Possession of Marijuana, Complicity

Amy J. Wright, 29, Cave City

  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Possession of Marijuana, Enhancement (firearm)
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense, 3 Counts, Complicity
  • Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense, Complicity
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 2nd Degree, Complicity
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Complicity
  • Possession of Marijuana, Complicity

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