When police arrived at the West Mill Street home, they found the makings for a meth lab in the garage and made the arrest. But it was what happened no more than an hour afterward that surprised them.>
After taking Marvin Mullins to the Boyle County Detention Center on a manufacturing meth charge, Burgin Police Chief Jim Caldwell drove through town making his rounds for the night.
"Came back through town, and was just basically checking through the town before I went to bed and drove back by Mr. Mullins house and actually discovered one of Mr. Mullins friends burglarizing his house," said Caldwell.
That man, Robert Fairchild, told Chief Caldwell he was asked by Mullins to stop by and pick up some things for him.
"Less than an hour later, his friend showed up and started picking the carcass essentially," explained Caldwell.
"According to Mr. Fairchild, he was an invited guest and I was completely misunderstanding the situation. That they had called and asked him to stop by," Caldwell said.
But Caldwell didn't buy the story. And after calling Mullins in jail to find out he had not made that request to Fairchild, police arrested and charged Fairchild with Burglary.
"The thing about the drug business is they'll commit crimes against each other because they know so much on each other, that they know they can't call police," said Caldwell.
Chief Caldwell tells us Mullins was actually renting out the space in his garage for the manufacturing of the drugs in exchange for the finished product.
Mullins is being held in the Boyle County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.
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