Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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July 3, 2013

4 arrested on methamphetamine-related charges

CANNONSBURG — Four Carter County residents were arrested Tuesday night after authorities received numerous tips of possible methamphetamine-related activity at a local department store.

According to Boyd County Sheriff Terry Keelin, deputies were notified about 9 p.m. that the Regional Public Safety Communications Center had received reports of several individual purchasing meth-making ingredients at the Cannonsburg Walmart. Callers told dispatchers the suspects had made several trips in and out of the store and had all gotten into a white sport-utility vehicle, he said.

Deputies responded and located the vehicle, which was leaving the parking lot and which had no license plate on it, and pulled it over a nearby motel on U.S. 60, Keelin said.

A search of the vehicle turned up four meth-cooking operations and meth precursor, the sheriff said.

April Swanigan, 24; Joseph Johnson, 22; and Jason Lewis, 30, all of Olive Hill, and Adrienne Smith, 28, of Grayson, were lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center. All four were charged with manufacturing meth and possession of meth precursor. Smith was also charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and Swanigan was served with an outstanding warrant for a previous meth-related charge.

All four remained in custody on Wednesday.

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

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