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TWO LAWRENCE COUNTY MEN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP FOR DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT REVEALS ACTIVE WORKING MOBILE METH LAB INSIDE THEIR VEHICLE

DECEMBER 3, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

Jonathan Young, left,  and Randy WrightJonathan Young, left, and Randy Wright

Two Louisa, Ky men were arrested Saturday night by the Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit after what started out as a simple traffic stop that later yielded during a search an active meth lab that was actually working in making a new batch of meth; along with other contraband material.

According to the arrest report, the Wayne County DEU made a traffic stop on a Ford Ranger with Lawrence County, Kentucky tags, after observing the Ranger pickup truck having defective equipment.

During the traffic stop, the officers observed an active meth lab in the console area of the truck. A search of the vehicle yielded multiple ingredients and chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Finished meth product was collected along with ICE (Methamphetamine) packaged for distribution. Digital scales, packaging material, and cash were seized. 

The Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Jonathan Michael Young, 39, and Randy Scott Wright, 29, both of Louisa, and they were each charged with five felony charges: Operating or Attempting to Operate Clandestine Drug Laboratories, possession of precursors for meth, Pseudoephedrine Altered, Possession with Intent to Deliver, and Conspiracy.

Wayne County Sheriff Rick Thompson, along with Wayne County Sheriff Department Road Patrol Deputies assisted.

Sheriff Thompson says it's a rare occasion to find an active mobile meth lab and appreciates the hard work of the Wayne County Sheriff Department Road Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Unit.

For more information contact 304-272-6378 for sheriff's office and 304-272-5016 is the TIP line.

 

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0 #5 Jailer 2017-12-07 21:03
Quoting Lee:
I think Louisa PD and LC Sheriffs office could do a lot more. They know where the druggies are within city limits so bust them. I’ve notice the LC Chief deputy posting plaques and awards, and it seems to me wanting his name attached to every arrest. Well we also know he’s running for Sheriff so where has all of these little plaques and certificates, also where has all of his arrests been in years past?
Those certicates and plaques mean nothing of you haven’t been backing them up before you got them.


Guess you do not follow the court system real close there Lee, Wheeler can back up all these arrests and awards with citations, he is the only one who produces much of his work, he works a lot of cases and follows through with them, not just pleads them to time served after 2 days in jail like {other deputies} who just drives around the county taking pictures and eating oreo mcflurry's, so Lee do some more research then run off at the mouth.
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+3 #4 Just Saying 2017-12-05 03:34
Quoting Wise Old Man:
The Wayne County Sheriff's department DEU is serious about doing something about the drug problem in his county. More arrests were made Sunday evening at the Dollar General Store in Prichard. Both men who were arrested were from Louisa. Could it be that Louisa PD and Lawrence County Sheriff's office could do a better job? Just asking.



Reckon the Sheriff's Office had already caught Young and maybe that is why he was on the other side of the river..Just Saying!!!
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+2 #3 Lee 2017-12-05 02:49
I think Louisa PD and LC Sheriffs office could do a lot more. They know where the druggies are within city limits so bust them. I’ve notice the LC Chief deputy posting plaques and awards, and it seems to me wanting his name attached to every arrest. Well we also know he’s running for Sheriff so where has all of these little plaques and certificates, also where has all of his arrests been in years past? Those certicates and plaques mean nothing of you haven’t been backing them up before you got them.
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+5 #2 Judge 2017-12-05 01:33
If they (Lawrence Co.) did arrest more the judge would just probate them. That's why druggies know Lawrence County is open for business. Drug business that is.
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+6 #1 Wise Old Man 2017-12-04 17:25
The Wayne County Sheriff's department DEU is serious about doing something about the drug problem in his county. More arrests were made Sunday evening at the Dollar General Store in Prichard. Both men who were arrested were from Louisa. Could it be that Louisa PD and Lawrence County Sheriff's office could do a better job? Just asking.
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