In Feb. 3 Issue
Another meth lab bust, this time in Jamestown, has put a local man behind bars after an incident Monday evening.
The active lab was found inside a vacant home on Esto Rd., several hundred yards from North Main St, according to Deputy Sheriff Clete McAninch. Law enforcement was in route to a residence on Esto Rd. to serve an arrest warrant for Ernest Foley, 42.
According to McAninch, Foley attempted to flee on foot beside a residence as Deputy Nick Bertram pulled into the driveway, with Bertram chasing.
After McAninch and Bertram radioed for assistance, Jamestown Police Lt. Tony King, who was off-duty at the time, took Foley into custody behind the old Hardees restaurant. King happened to be driving down Main St. when he heard the call for help.
After returning Foley to the residence he fled and after further investigation the active meth lab was discovered, according to McAninch.
Both state and local officers certified in removing meth labs were called to the scene for cleanup. McAninch and Bertram wished to thank JPD officers Tony King and Jeff Kerns along with Chief Derek Polston for help in the arrest and subsequent cleanup.
Foley was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, second degree burglary, fleeing and evading police. He was also served with the child support warrant which started the sequence of events.
Foley was lodged in the Casey County Jail.