Manchester Police Say Mother Made Meth In Front Of Kids

A Manchester police officer was headed home Thursday night, but when he drove by a trailer on Ky. 421, he knew something was terribly wrong.

“He detected a strong odor, what he thought to be meth,” said Manchester Police Chief Jeff Culver.

Police say the odor was so strong, it could be smelled from the road, nearly 100 yards away. But the real shocker came when officers broke open the door and found two kids and their 36-year-old mother inside.

Police say Bertha Rogers was making meth, right in front of her kids.

“That's a sight. I can't believe she would do something like that to her own children,’ said John Abner, Rogers’ ex-husband.

“No, it didn’t surprise me,” he said. Abner lives across the street from Rogers and says it’s common to see a lot of traffic coming and going from the trailer. Police suspect Rogers was both using and dealing in meth.

Police say they think Rogers had subjected her kids to the meth fumes for several years.

Abner says Rogers children were from a marriage before his.


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  • by Anonymous Location: manchester ky on Oct 12, 2008 at 10:00 AM
    I know this woman personally and i know that she wouldnt endanger her childern like that i have know her for many years now i think the police are making making things look bigger than they actually are and The man across the street is not there dad there dad lives some other place
  • by Anonymous Location: lexington on Oct 8, 2008 at 07:05 AM
    No HIPPA laws were violated due to the fact no names were given, no personal info given, could of been talking about any joe blows kids that come into the ER, would you like a copy of the hippa laws I have one right here.
  • by mom Location: ky on Oct 8, 2008 at 06:18 AM
    Uh hello if i am understanding this right dad lives across the street? what the heck is wrong with him that he didn't do something? he may have "got rid of her" but the kids are still his. i am sorry for the kids and if both mom and dad are idiots then let them be with some one that will care!
  • by Leah Location: Williamsburg on Oct 8, 2008 at 04:42 AM
    I think this women should be put under the jail.
  • by Hey UK Location: Lex on Oct 7, 2008 at 10:45 PM
    Maybe you should tell your friend about HIPPA laws.
  • by red Location: floyd on Oct 7, 2008 at 09:11 PM
    THIS IS DOWN RIGHT SAD.IF WHAT THESE OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING IS TRUE AND SHE KEEPS GETTING OUT OF JAIL AFTER BEING CAUGHT SELLING THEN SHE MUST BE SELLING FOR SOMEONE IN THE COURTHOUSE.IF THEY BUST ONE FOR MAKING AND SELLING AND SEND THEM OFF TO JAIL THEN EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE TO GO BUT TO MAKE METH AND DO IT IN FRONT OF KIDS IS SO BAD SHE NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL STAY THERE AND SUFFER EVERYDAY OF HER LIFE JUST LIKE SHE MADE HER KIDS SUFFER SMELLING THE METH.NOT ONLY WAS IT HARMING THIER LUNGS BUT SHE COULD HAVE KILLED THEM IF IT EXPLODED.SHE HAD NO REGARDS FOR THIER LIFE NO JUDGE SHOULD HAVE ANY REGARDS FOR HER LIFE.ITS SAD THAT EVERY DAY YOU TURN ON THE NEWS AND ITS EITHER SOMEONE SELLING DRUGS, MAKING DRUGS,DYING FROM DRUGS, ABUSING AND KILLING KIDS. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE TODAY?GIVE YOUR KIDS UP TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS THEM.LET THE CHECKS AND FOODSTAMPS GO. IT'S NOT LIKE YOU ARE USING IT FOR THEM ANYWAY.I HOPE THESE KIDS GET A NEW AND GREAT LIFE.
  • by mj on Oct 6, 2008 at 05:12 AM
    what does meth smell like? What are signs of this, that should be reported?
  • by UK Location: Lexington on Oct 5, 2008 at 06:30 AM
    I heard from a friend that works at UK in the ER and the children were brought there and sent thru extensive testing and everything came back negatve, apparently the scum mother hadn't been doing this for to long with the kids there, thank god. I really hope these kids can find someone to love and care for them before its to late and their scared for life.
  • by tracie Location: manchester on Oct 4, 2008 at 07:37 PM
    people do smell it all the time.but no one does anything about it.i no her and she has done this for many years and has been busted before but they dont do anything to her.why not i would like to no? if it was me or you they would put us under the jail. but she will walk you watch and see! and she will get her kids back she always does!if wymt will keep up with this story you all will find out.they need to fianlly do something with her and toss out the key never to be founf again.you no that her kids need a better life they have always been raised this way. the ex husband could tell you that. if he would thats why he got rid of her. thats was a couple or maybe three years ago but it was the smartest thing he could do. she is a bad seed with a bad drug problem that all the rehabs couldnt take care of.but hopefully they will keep her in jail for a long time people should email in so the story will stay fresh and they will do something with her
  • by Darlene Location: KY on Oct 4, 2008 at 05:36 PM
    Don't tell me that SOMEONE didn't know this was going on. RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM!!!!! COme on, there's more to this story! Looks like if the cop could smell it that far away the kids would be smelled by someone. Poor babies, I pray for their well being. For her, or IT, Toss it!
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