PDT Staff Writer
Quick work by the Greenup County, Ky., Sheriff’s Office has prevented a methamphetamine lab from being formed.
Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper said Thursday morning that deputies Cody Fuller and Ryan Houston responded to a burglary call on Kentucky 207 in Greenup, Ky. During the investigation two suspects were identified as Barbara Cornett, 33, of Greenup, and Maxwell Wiley, 30, of Argillite, Ky.
Fuller and Houston attempted contact with the suspects at their residence, and the deputies said that while trying to make contact they found evidence that the subjects were manufacturing methamphetamine. Deputies obtained a search warrant and entry was made to the home. Cooper said the two attempted to conceal the evidence which the deputies had first seen by stuffing it into holes in the floor of the home.
Cooper said several items used to manufacture methamphetamine were found in the residence, along with property stolen in the burglary that prompted the call in the first place.
Cornett and Wiley were charged with felony possession of meth precursors and felony burglary. They were booked and lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center.
Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at email@example.com.