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Owen County Meth Lab Nets Eight Arrests

Date of News Release: 04/24/2012

(Owenton, KY) A meth lab discovered at an Owenton apartment has led to the arrest of eight people. Troopers with the Kentucky State Police, along with the Owen County Sheriff's Office and officers from Probation and Parole, conducted a search of an apartment at 14 Gaines Village Drive last night (4/23) at approximately 5:30 p.m. During the search, a meth lab was discovered in a back bedroom of the apartment. Troopers also found six grams of finished methamphetamine along with several ingredients used in methamphetamine production. A two-year-old juvenile was located at the residence and was transported by family members to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Grant County for evaluation.

Allen Johnson (23 years old of Georgetown, KY) was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug paraphernalia.

James Lake (31 years old of Owenton, KY) was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Distribution of a Meth Precursor, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Sarah Aylor (23 years old of Owenton, KY) was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Derrick Pearson (25 years old of Owenton, KY) was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Justin Blackburn (18 years old of New Liberty, KY) was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Tonya Tolbert (23 years old of Walton, KY) was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, two counts of Possession of a Legend Drug, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Ashley Ellis (24 years old of Owenton, KY) was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Kevin Pierson (23 years old of Georgetown, KY) was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

All of the subjects were lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center. Tpr. Dave Roberts is conducting the ongoing investigation.

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