Police say a pregnant woman had to be treated for exposure to methamphetamine after the discovery of a working lab in Wayne County Monday night.
Operation UNITE has identified the woman as 30-year-old Shelly Parrigin of Monticello. She was taken to the Wayne County Hospital and eventually transferred to a Lexington hospital for treatment. Her condition is not available right now. Police say she may face charges when the case is taken to a Wayne County Grand Jury.
Authorities did arrest three people at the apartment where Parrigin was found. Sheriff’s deputies charged 38-year-old Lenny Lunsford, 39-year-old Angela Wallace, and 35-year-old Joseph “Wally” Wallace with manufacturing methamphetamine; all are from Monticello.
Members of the Cabinet for Human Resources, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force say they found all four people inside a garage apartment on Lovette Lane, just north of KY 90. They say the four had an active one-step meth lab, HCL generator, pills containing pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries, coffee filters stained with meth residue and approximately one gram of freshly made methamphetamine.
Operation UNITE detectives, who have taken over the investigation, reportedly spent about four hours cleaning up the scene. “This is the fourth methamphetamine lab discovered in this general location,” UNITE Deputy Director Dan Smoot said. “Children play in this neighborhood and are being endangered by these meth makers.”