Active meth lab found in Carroll County
Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:00 AM
Law enforcement found an active meth lab Tuesday in Carroll County following an undercover drug buy at a residence.
Police said Charles W. Partin, 57, of Bedford, sold a confidential informant one gram of methamphetamine. After the buy, a Carroll County District Court Judge approved a search warrant for the residence, a news release said.
Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Deputy Sheriff J.T. Shaw, along with Kentucky State Police and Carrollton Police Sgt. Rick Jackson, conducted a search of the home at 620 Windy Ridge Road. Officers found items used to manufacture methamphetamine inside the home, and the Kentucky State Police clean-up team was called to the scene to deal with contaminants, the release said.
Partin was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and manufacturing methamphetamine. He was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.
"All three departments are cooperating and working together to continue to fight the drug problem and make Carroll County as safe as we can," Kinman said.
Kinman encouraged anyone with information on drug-related crimes to talk to law enforcement or leave an anonymous tip through the Carroll County Sheriff's website, www.carrollcountykysheriff.com or the police department website, www.carrolltonpd.net.