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Meth Lab Found At Lexington Home

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

Lexington Police are investigating a meth lab found at a home.

Officers went to a home on Tangley Way, not far from Man o' War Boulevard, around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday to execute a search warrant.

When they arrived, police say they found meth-making materials in the home.

The homeowner, Jay Branham, 50, was arrested and charged with manufacturing meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His brother, Jeff, who also lives at the residence, 262 Tangle Way, has not been charged but is wanted for questioning.

Hazmat crews spent more than six-hours at the home, removing all of the dangerous chemicals used to make the drug.

Neighbors say they were not surprised about the raid and say it was just a matter of time.

"No, not surprised at all," said Stephanie Herb, who lives next door to the Branham's.

Herb says she's suspected something illegal was going on at the home for years and Wednesday's discovery was the proof she needed.

"There are always people going in and out of that house and police are at the home on a regular basis. I'm just happy something is being done about it, and I just feel safer knowing police made an arrest," Herb went on to say.

The Health Department is expected to return to the home Thursday to determine what needs to be done to make the house livable again.


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