The Kentucky State Police drug eradication team of Captain Carwhile and Kevin Henderson were able to locate the plants through an aerial view via a KSP helicopter. Once spotted, Captain Carwhile directed through GPS the ground team made up of Detective Terry Blanton, LPD Officer Braxton Allen and Trooper Seth Lee. The team removed the plants and they were transported to KSP headquarters were they were destroyed. Sheriff Clemons said the agencies worked together and shared tips that led them to the crop.
The team then traveled to the south western portion of Grayson County where they were able to locate and destroy the remnants of a meth lab. Clemons said the investigation is ongoing at this time and he was unable to give any other details surrounding the lab.
A meth lab the sheriff’s department destroyed last Saturday and arrested three people for involvement still had a loose end running about. Charles Russell fled the scene of the crime and had been at large for four days. A warrant for his arrest had been issued for manufacturing methamphetamine. The team traveled back to Leitchfield and before disbanding made a traffic stop on Childress Road where Charles Russell was arrested.
The productive day didn’t end when the shifts change for the evening. Deputy Jeff Kelsey was patrolling the area of KY 259 South when he made a traffic stop for speeding. The vehicle was pulled over at Smitty City in the Anneta area. Clemons said the driver, Richard Decker, was driving with a working meth lab in his vehicle. The “Shake & Bake” one-step meth lab was destroyed and removed by the Kentucky State Police DESI Unit. The Anneta Fire Department was called to the scene to stand guard of the volatile situation. Clemons said the car was seized by the sheriff’s department. Decker was arrested and charged with speeding, resisting arrest and manufacturing methamphetamine.