Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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February 21, 2012

Another raid; 2 charged with making meth

CATLETTSBURG — Authorities have charged two Catlettsburg men with manufacturing methamphetamine after the third meth lab raid in a week in Boyd County.

Joshua M. Scott, 23, and Mitchell K. White, both of the 4700 block of Blue Ribbon Drive, were arrested Monday when deputies went to their house with warrants and found meth-making materials, according to the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department.

The deputies and state troopers found and seized several one-step meth labs, according to the sheriff’s department.

The Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations section from Lexington cleaned up the meth lab.

Scott and White were confined in the Boyd County Detention Center. Authorities are expecting to make more arrests as the investigation continues.

The raid was the third in less than a week in the county.

On Feb. 15, Ashland police arrested two men in a 16th Street apartment in a meth lab raid. Chance M. Riffe, 22, of Greenup, was charged with manufacturing the drug and Taylor Jenkins, 19, who lived in the apartment, was charged with hindering prosecution and apprehension; both were jailed in the Boyd County Detention Center.

The following day, an early morning raid in the 2200 block of Beech Street ended in the arrest of two, James J. Hill II, 37, and a boy whose name was not released.

They both were charged with trafficking in meth and Hill was charged with making it.

Deputies found four bottles of meth that had been made in the basement of the house, and KSP cleanup technicians were called in.

MIKE JAMES can be reached at mjames@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2652.

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