Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

October 5, 2012

2 arrested in Carter meth bust

Kenneth Hart
The Independent

OLIVE HILL — Kentucky State Police at Ashland on Monday arrested two after raiding a suspected methamphetamine lab in the Olive Hill area.

Phillip Z. Zornes, 22, and Athena B. Owens, 25, both of Olive Hill, were charged with manufacturing meth and first-degree drug possession, the KSP said.

According to the KSP, troopers received a tip of a suspected meth lab in a residence on Blueberry Ridge.

Troopers found a working meth lab in the home, along with several precursors used to manufacture the drug and a small amount of finished product.

The KSP Drug Enforcement Special Investigation Unit and Olive Hill Police Department also assisted.

The investigation is ongoing by Trooper David Hobbs

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