In April 22 Issue
Sheriff Larry Bennett said a tip lead to a drug bust at a trailer in Russell Springs while the resident was away.
Four people were arrested Friday evening in Russell Springs and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine after they were found in the home, with the precursors for the drug, what was believed to be the finished product and other evidence.
Deputy Nick Bertram said that a finished “one-step” meth lab was located under the trailer, hidden by the underskirting. He said a quantity of what they believe is methamphetamine was found in the posession of one of more of the individuals arrested.
“We found numerous items in and under the trailer related to the manufacturing of the drug,” the sheriff said.
Bennett added that the four taken into custody around 6:30 at the Maple Street Trailer Court at Lot #6 were Chantel York, 23, of Russell Springs; Matt Ginn, age 23, of Jamestown; Miranda Durham, 18, and Jonathan Richards, 20, both from Russell Springs.
All four were lodged in the Russell County Jail and Bertram said other charges are likely when the case is presented to the Russell County Grand Jury.
“The woman who had rented the trailer had been staying with her mother,” Bennett said. “These people had been in here, using her home, while she was away.”
Law enforcement officers from three agencies took part in the investigation and arrests including Sheriff Larry Bennett and Deputies Lee Smith and Nick Bertram as well as Russell Springs Police Sgt. Melissa Taylor along with KSP Detective George Atwood and the KSP's haz-mat team.