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Two arrested after meth lab discovery

Somerset police arrested two people for their involvement in a methamphetamine lab that was discovered Saturday night.

At 6:16 PM Saturday, patrol officers were dispatched to 105 East Oak Street to investigate drug activity.

Detective Chris Gates and Detective Billy Bolin, who were working the downtown area as part of the Bicycle Patrol Unit assigned to SomerNites Cruise, were the first to arrive. They detected a strong chemical odor and located Lacy Tompkins and William Shadoan in the basement.

The detectives saw Tompkins and Shadoan inside the basement shaking bottles that were being used in the manufacturing process.

Somerset-Pulaski County EMS responded and treated Shadoan for chemical exposure. He was later admitted to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

The Somerset Fire Department responded and performed the neutralization and cleanup of the chemicals.

Tompkins, age 25, of Nancy, and Shadoan, age 36, of Somerset were arrested at about 11:45 AM today on Pulaski District Court warrants charging them with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, a class B felony. They were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center and are being held on a $25,000 cash or property bond.

The investigation is continuing by the Somerset Police Department.

Officers were assisted in the arrest by Constable Mike Wallace.

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