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Drug Arrests in Rowan County

Date of News Release: 12/14/2012

(Morehead, KY) -- On December 10th 2012, Detectives at Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead obtained information in reference to a possible Methamphetamine Lab at the Mountain Lodge Motel on KY 32 in Rowan County. A search warrant was obtained and executed at the motel resulting in two females being arrested. Kaylena Rose, 26 of Morehead, KY was arrested and charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense. Ashley Moore, 28 of Morehead, KY was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Multiple items located in the motel room were consistent with those found in the production of Methamphetamine; however no active lab was discovered.

Information gathered at the scene led Detectives to obtain a second search warrant. It was executed on a vehicle located at the Family Dollar Distribution Center parking lot in Rowan County. An arrest warrant was executed on John Howard, 22 of Morehead, KY and he was charged with Manufacturing Meth 1st Degree. The incident remains under investigation by Detectives at Post 8 Morehead.

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