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Meth lab found in Breathitt Co., three arrested

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

JACKSON, Ky (WYMT) - Three people are in jail after police say they were caught making meth in Breathitt County.

Police say the homeowner was the one who called police, but he told Mountain News he had no idea the three suspects were allegedly making meth on his property.

Bobby Salyers, the homeowner, says he was staying in Leslie County for a few weeks when he got a call that some people were in his house that shouldn't be, so he called police.

"Finally the homeowner come and let them in, and they ran out the back up the hollow about a hundred yards to a shed," said Breathitt County Sheriff Ray Clemons.

Police say once they caught the three suspects, they found an active meth lab in the shed.

Bobby Salyers said he had no idea it was up there.

Police arrested Salyer's son Christopher Salyers, Todd Sexton and Kenneth Neace.

The three suspects are charged with manufacturing meth and unlawful possession of meth precursors.

"We ain't going to tolerate people doing drugs or making meth, and if we hear about it we will be knocking on their door," said Clemons.

"It's getting worse, it sure is. You used to sit around and hope for the best, but it is getting worse in this county," said Salyers.

Police say a juvenile was found at the home unresponsive in a closet. She was taken to the hospital and later sent home.


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