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Three accused of making meth in Laurel County

By: Matthew Rand Email
By: Matthew Rand Email

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - Three people are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and two kids are in the custody of social services after a bust Wednesday night in London. Alex Hoskins, Brian Lewis and Jeanie Lewis allegedly had all the materials required for a so-called "shake and bake" meth lab.

People who live on Moriah Church Road in London say their neighborhood is a quiet one for the most part, except for the home owned by Alex Hoskins.

"They going in and out of there all the time, you know traffic, all night long about," said Chester Oakley, who lives nearby.

Neighbors say the arrests came as no surprise. They say this was a long time coming.

"It's been just a matter of time, because they should've got them a long time ago really. It's been going on for a long time. I think the law been called on them and everything," said Oakley.

Police say no one was making meth when they arrived on the scene Wednesday night, but they did find all the necessary ingredients.

"They had the components to make a one-step meth lab, which is generally the pop bottle with the hose, because we did find the hose, and we found the coffee filter, the lithium strips, all the things that you would normally put down in a pop bottle to do the one step lab," said Gilbert Acciardo with the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.

Neighbors we spoke to say they feel for the two children that were taken from the home.

"I don't like to see what happened to them down there, especially the kids. It hurts the kids worse than it does anything," said neighbor David Krahenbuhl.

Now that a police investigation is underway, neighbors say they feel safer.

All three are being held in the Laurel County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.


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