(South Shrewsbury, KY)-A triple teamed effort Saturday in Grayson County netted three arrested and charged with Manufacturing Meth and removed a large amount of methamphetamine out of circulations.
A tip given to Grayson County Sheriff’s Detective Terry Blanton led him to enlist the efforts of the Leitchfield Police Department. Blanton said he was able to have Office Jeff Helvey make a traffic stop on Jeffrey Critchelow at Loflin’s Auto Parts. Critchelow was found to be in possession of a “large” amount of methamphetamine. This discovery was enough for the Kentucky State Police to obtain a search warrant for Critchelow’s residence on Hooper-Barton Road.
Grayson County Deputy Bryan Hammons arrived on-scene and found a working meth lab in the garage located behind the home. Hammons secured the area and arrested Pamela Russell (26) and charged her with Manufacturing Meth. Charles Russell was also at the scene but fled on foot. The KSP K-9 unit and handler Seth Payne were called to the area to search for Russell. After two hours of the K-9 following Russell’s scent for approximately two miles, the unit decided to call off the search.
Blanton said Lydia Minton was found inside of Critchelow’s house. Blanton said officers were informed Minton was inside of the home but for two hours she did not answer the door as the officers attempted to make contact. Blanton said when the Kentucky State Police arrived on-scene with the search warrant physical force was used to enter the home. Minton claimed to have been napping during the officer’s attempts to make contact with her.
Charles Russell is still at large and the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with any information to contact the sheriff’s department at (270) 259-3024.
Pamela Russell and Lydia Minton were both charged with Manufacturing Meth, 1st Offense. Jeffery Critchelow was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) and Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense.