Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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July 18, 2011

Raceland meth lab busted

RACELAND — Greenup County authorities arrested three women after discovering a suspected methamphetamine lab in Raceland Sunday.

Three youngsters also were removed from the home where the lab was believed to have been operating, according to a news release from the Greenup County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies received a report about 10 p.m. of a possible meth lab in the 900 block of Greenup Avenue, the sheriff’s department said. Upon arrival, deputies spotted components commonly used in the production of meth in an open garage.

Residents of the home were interviewed and consent to search the property was obtained, the sheriff’s department said. A hazardous materials team from the Kentucky State Police was summoned to take custody of the lab.

Arrested were Kara Estep, 30, and Kayla Cordle, 23, both of Raceland; and Tasha Atkinson, 28, of Ashland. All three were charged with manufacturing meth and with three counts each of wanton endangerment, the sheriff’s department said.

The suspects were all lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center. The case remains under investigation by Deputies Jason Bryant and Ricky Craft.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.

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