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Meth lab discovery in Monroe County - Four arrested

Date of News Release: 3/9/2017

Columbia, KY(March 9, 2017) – On March 7, 2017, at approximately 5:00 PM CST, Post 15 received an anonymous tip regarding a possible meth lab on Les Williams Rd in Monroe County. Units from Post 15, Monroe County Deputies and Tompkinsville Police Department officers responded to the residence and, upon arrival, encountered four persons exiting a building from behind the residence. One of the men ran from the scene and was quickly apprehended. The resulting investigation led to the arrest of all four.

31-year-old Tiffany Evans, of Burkesville, 21-year-old Sandra Reynolds, of Tompkinsville, 33-year-old James Smith, of Mt. Hermon and 59-year-old Robert Cox, of Tompkinsville, were all arrested at 8:40 PM CST on Les Williams Rd, 7 miles west of Tompkinsville All four were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Possession of Controlled Substance/Meth 1st Degree 1st Offense . Evans, Smith and Cox were additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia while Smith was also charged with Fleeing/Evading on Foot 2nd Offense. All four were lodged in the Barren County Jail. Detective Mike Dubree is investigating.