Police Bust Meth Lab and Find Pregnant Woman

By: Ashley Reynolds Email
By: Ashley Reynolds Email

Police call it a devastating find, after much more than a meth lab is discovered.

The Bell County Sheriff's Department finds a meth lab and arrests four people, including a woman almost ready to give birth.

Police found meth and ingredients to make meth, but they say that's not the worst part.

Natasha Partin is one of the four arrested in what police are calling the Shake and Bake Meth Lab off of Highway 1-90 outside Pineville.

Partin is eight months pregnant.

"The first thing we think about is the expected mother and the unborn child. What is going to happen? It is just horrible to think anyone would do that," said Bell County Sheriff Bruce Bennett.

Police spent one year investigating the Shake and Bake lab.

Police say Shake and Bake Meth is hard to find because it is mobile. Folks are constantly changing the location of the meth lab.

"It's simple and easy to catch on. You can learn how to do it in about one hour time," said B.J. Brock with the Bell County Sheriff Department.

Police say they depend on tips and a lot of foot work to find these labs.

Partin went to the Pineville Community Hospital saying she is having labor pains.

Officials say she is not going into labor, but a judge is allowing her to go to the UK Hospital for further evaluation.

This is the second meth lab bust in recent days in Eastern Kentucky where police have found a pregnant woman.

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