Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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August 9, 2011

Meth lab busted in Greenup

People charged with endangering juvenile

GREENUP — A Greenup County man and woman have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and felony wanton endangerment of a juvenile.

Melissa Stewart, 39, and Michael J. Rackley, 34, both living in the 100 block of Redbird Street in the Cardinal Point area of Greenup County, reportedly had a meth lab and components used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine at their residence. There was also a juvenile at the scene, according to a Greenup County Sheriff’s Department press release.

The arrest took place Sunday. The Kentucky State Police Hazmat Cleanup team processed the scene.

At about 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Greenup sheriff’s deputies responded to  a shoplifting call at the Dollar General Store in Wurtland. Investigation of the call led deputies to a residence in the 100 block of Redbird Street where they found the meth lab, according to the press release.

Deputies also located a suspicious vehicle on Ky. 2 where three more were arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses, according to the press release. The names of those arrested were not released.

A second vehicle containing multiple items used in the manufacturing of meth was also stopped, resulting in the arrest of Katie M. Horsley, 30, of Ironton, according to the press release.

To report drug activity in Greenup County, call (606) 473-9833. Callers may remain anonymous.

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