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Police: Man indicted for exposing kids to meth now on the run

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

The allegations have those living in and around the Pine Tree Apartments in Georgetown shocked and appalled.

Back in March, the step-mom of boy under the age of ten says the boy and another child found a backpack while playing in the apartment complex's parking lot.

Inside the backpack she says was an active meth lab. Another neighbor, Barbara Mitchell, was also there when the discovery was made.

"You could see rubber gloves," she says. "There was cleaning stuff in there, containers, I didn't touch it I didn't want any part of it."

After learning what they were looking at, the police were called.

Neighbors watched for hours they say while a police haz-mat team cleaned the area.

The children, according to State Police Trooper Ron Turley, were unharmed.

"These individuals that found it were blessed that day, because it could have burned there lungs and found themselves very ill," he says.

Police say the man responsible is 43-year-old Victor Hughes. Police say he was arrested a few days after the backpack was found on an unrelated meth bust but has since bonded out of jail.

Now that a grand jury has indicted him for manufacturing meth and wanton endangerment for allegedly exposing children to toxic chemicals, he is again wanted by police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kentucky State Police at (502) 227-2221.

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