Meth Lab Discovered

MT. VERNON ­ One person was arrested after Rockcastle County sheriff¹s deputies discovered a working methamphetamine lab at a home in northern Rockcastle County late Wednesday night.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Deputies Jason Kirby, Ronnie Bradley and Roger Pigg were investigating a complaint about a possible meth lab on property off Lil Clear Creek Road in the Conway community.

The deputies received permission from the landowner to search a house, which was reportedly being used just for storage.

At the house police found 29-year-old Coleman Gibbs, of Burchwood Drive, Berea, along with the active lab and other items related to methamphetamine production.

Gibbs was charged by the Rockcastle County Sheriff¹s Office on outstanding Rockcastle County warrants.

Operation UNITE detectives were notified about the discovery and charged Gibbs with one count of manufacturing methamphetamine. He was lodged at the Rockcastle County Jail.

UNITE was at the home for several hours assisting with cleanup efforts.

An investigation continues by UNITE detectives and other arrests are possible.

Also assisting at the scene was Rockcastle County Constable Dale Miller.

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