Two men are facing methamphetamine-related charges after police responded to a complaint of a possible meth lab at Gulston.
Stanley Fee, 37, of Gulston, and Anthony Smith, 42, of Totz, were arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday.
According to a press release, the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of a possible meth lab with several armed individuals at a residence in Gulston. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies made contact with several individuals. After conducting a search of the residence, deputies located eleven individual baggies containing methamphetamine, needles, drug paraphernalia, marijuana and other controlled substances. Smith was stopped by deputies outside the residence. He was found in possession of a baggie of methamphetamine located inside a pill bottle.
Fee was arrested by Sgt. Chris Brewer and charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second-degree possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, third-degree possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Smith was arrested by Deputy Charles Bailey and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Fee and Smith were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
The case remains under the investigation of Harlan County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Brewer and Deputy Charles Bailey.
In other police activity:
• Brian Keith Brown, 38, of Harlan, was arrested on an indictment warrant on Wednesday. He was served with two separate indictments charging him with flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender II. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on two full cash bonds totaling $2,000;
• Susan Petrey, 56, of Loyall, was arrested on an indictment warrant on Thursday by Loyall City Police Chief Mike Lunsford. She was indicted for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full cash bond;
• Christina Lewis, 39, of Harlan, was arrested on Thursday by Lunsford on an indictment warrant. She was indicted for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (fourth offense), driving on a DUI suspended license, failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance and possession of marijuana. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.
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