Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

April 27, 2010

Sheriff injured in meth bust

GLASGOW — Two Park City residents were arrested after Barren County Sheriff’s deputies and the Barren-Edmonson County Drug Task Force found an active methamphetamine lab on Oak Hill School Road.

Acting on a tip, the U.S Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the BCSO and DTF searched the residence of James T. Minor, 37, and Vicky M. Minor, 36, where they found the lab, chemicals and equipment used in the making of meth, drug paraphernalia and a loaded sawed-off shotgun. 

James and Vicky Minor are charged with manufacturing meth, first offense, unlawful possession of meth percursor, first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia first offense and six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. James Minor is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which enhances all charges except the alleged wanton

endangerment, according to a DTF report.

The Minors were given the opportunity to advise officers that there were harmful chemicals in the residence, but did not do so, which caused the wanton endangerment charges.

Sheriff Chris Eaton was taken to T.J. Samson Community Hospital for treatment after inhaling chemicals found during the search.

He was treated and released, but was taken back to the hospital for more treatment after he was ill again. He was again treated and released from the hospital, according to the report.

The Kentuycky Cabinet for Health and Family Services was also called due to a child or children residing in the home where the meth was allegedly being made.

Animal Control removed several animals from the property.

Both  of the Minor are being held at the Barren County Correction Center on $25,000 cash bond. Court dates are unknown.


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