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Two Arrested on Meth Charges in Carter County

Date of News Release: 05/07/2013

(Ashland, Ky.) -- On Monday May 6, 2013 The Kentucky State Police in Ashland received a tip of a suspected methamphetamine lab at a residence located on Karen Circle in Grayson, KY. Trooper Joey Vorbeck and Trooper David Hobbs responded to the residence and made contact with Melissa B. Gollihue and William D. Lawson. Upon search of the residence and surrounding outbuildings Troopers located a methamphetamine lab, finished product (methamphetamine) and several precursors used in methamphetamine production. During the search Tpr. Joey Vorbeck was exposed to fumes from the lab and had to be transported to King's Daughters Medical Center for evaluation. He was treated and later released.

Melissa B. Gollihue

Melissa B. Gollihue, age 40, of Grayson, KY was arrested; lodged in the Carter County Detention Center and charged with:

  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)

William D. Lawson

William D. Lawson, age 34, of Sandy Hook, KY was arrested; lodged in the Carter County Detention Center and charged with:

  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)

Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigation also responded and assisted.

The investigation is ongoing by Trooper David Hobbs.

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