In Jan. 20 Issue
The Russell County Sheriff's Department arrested a Russell Springs man for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine at a residence in the Beckham Ridge community on Friday evening.
Johnny David Weiand, 38, was charged with "manufacturing methamphetamine" by authorities, the second time he has been charged with that offense. He was also charged with fourth degree controlled substance endangerment to a child. Weiand along with two others were arrested on "meth" charges in January of last year and that charge is still pending.
Weiand was out on bond from that charge at the time of his arrest Friday on Orange Valley Road.
Deputies went to the residence in response to a tip they had recently received.
Law enforcement found meth precursors including coffee filters, funnels, salt, tubing, hydrogen peroxide, and HCL generator and one one-step lab as well as evidence from previous labs on property around the home.
Weiand was arrested and lodged in the Casey County Jail.
Those investigating and making the arrest were Deputies Lee Smith, Nick Bertram, Clete McAninch and Kenny Brown. They were assisted by detectives from the Kentucky State Police West Drug Enforcement and the Kentucky State Police Drug Task Force.