Meth labs becoming a problem in Muhlenberg Co. | Crime
On Thursday, February 23 at approximately 5:00 p.m., KSP Detective Wade Shoemaker and Sergeant Jason Kirk from KSP DESI (Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations) West responded to a call for assistance from the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department which had received a tip of a possible meth lab in an open field next to a creek off of Jarrells Creek Road approximately 6 miles south of Greenville.
Deputy Sheriff Troy Gibson had responded to the scene and requested KSP’s assistance. At the scene, officers located a glass jar that contained a one-step lab, multiple plastic bottles, sulfuric acid, ether, lithium strips, ammonia nitrate, and plastic tubing. The lab was dismantled and transported for safe disposal. No arrests have been made so far.
“This is the 16th meth lab that has been discovered in Muhlenberg County in 2012," said Shoemaker. "For the entire year of 2011, 16 labs were located in Muhlenberg County.”
TO ANONYMOUSLY REPORT ANY TYPE OF SUSPECTED ILLEGAL DRUG ACTIVITY, CITIZENS CAN CALL THE KSP TOLL-FREE DRUG TIP HOTLINE, 1-800-DOPETIP. THE HOTLINE IS ANSWERED 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.