Two people were arrested on drug charges Wednesday afternoon when authorities arrived at an abandoned trailer in the 4300 block of Girkin Road to investigate a stolen motorcycle.

Kentucky State Police arrested Logan County native Chris Hooper, 37, of Louisville, and Anita Whittaker, 46, of Bowling Green, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of anhydrous ammonia with intent to manufacture.

When police arrived on the scene, Hooper fled into a nearby wooded area carrying ingredients used to make meth, investigators said. Hooper ran into a tree while fleeing, causing a container he was carrying that contained anhydrous ammonia and lithium to spill on his face, police said.

He was taken into custody without further incident. Hooper was decontaminated by EMS and Emergency Management and treated for exposure. Hooper was transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for additional treatment and then taken to the Warren County Regional Jail, along with Whittaker.

Police learned Hooper was wanted on an escape warrant for walking away from a Louisville Halfway House, drug treatment center, in November. He was additionally charged with a warrant for escape, second-degree issued by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and possession of a meth precursor.

KSP Drug Enforcement Officers dismantled the lab.



Man arrested on drug charges

A Glasgow man was arrested on multiple drug charges Thurs-day after authorities served him with warrants from Barren and Hart counties, officials with the Barren County Sheriff’s Depart-ment said.

Rufus Earl Huff, 32, was served with several warrants charging him with contempt of court and unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor. More charges are pending, including manufacturing meth, possession of a controlled substance, first-degree, unspecified, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and unlawful transaction with a minor, second-degree.

Huff was arrested near Park City. Authorities discovered items used to manufacture meth, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his possession, according to reports. All charges were enhanced due to the presence of firearms.

Huff was taken into custody and lodged in the Barren County Correctional Center.

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