In April 29 Issue
While serving a warrant Russell County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered what they have called a working methamphetamine lab and arrested three people last Friday.
Sheriff Larry Bennett said that Douglas Dix, 56, Michael Kerr, 39, and 32-year-old Teresa Neathery were arrested just after 10:30 at 165 Castle Heights in Russell Springs.
Deputies Lee Smith, Nick Bertram and Clete McAninch seized the “meth lab” and what they termed, “a quantity of recently cooked meth”. All three suspects were lodged in the Russell County Jail, each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Meanwhile an Eli man “Oakwood,” was charged with growing and selling marijuana.
Bennett said the 35-year-old Gerald Popplewell, better known as “Oakwood,” was taken into custody around 7 p.m. Friday evening at his residence on Jonah Kelsey Road and charged with trafficking in marijuana under 8 ounces, 2nd offense and with cultivating more than 5 plants of marijuana. Both alleged offenses are class “D” felonies. According to Sheriff Bennett, deputies Smith, Bertram McAninch were the officers involved in the arrest.