A Caneyville man suffered facial injuries when he was apprehended by a police canine unit and taken into custody after escaping during a drug bust on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Officers with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Webster Lane in Caneyville, during which they discovered an active meth lab.
Officers also uncovered several grams of the illegal drug methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and firearms.
One man and two women were arrested and charged with facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine. 65-year-old Lasco Wilson, 26-year-old Kanisha Cockriel, and 34-year-old Jessica Hayse, all of Caneyville, were lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center following their arrests.
Danny Joe Swift, 46, also of Caneyville, was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree (more than two grams), possession of a controlled substance in the first degree (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, escape in the third degree, and resisting arrest.
The drug charges will be enhanced due to the possession of firearms.
According to a release from Sheriff Norman Chaffins, “The escape [in the third degree] charge stemmed from when Swift escaped from the custody of an officer.”
After escaping, Swift was tracked and eventually apprehended by a Kentucky State Police canine unit.
Swift received injuries from the police dog when he resisted arrest, and was subsequently treated at the University of Louisville Hospital for facial wounds.
Swift was later released from U of L Hospital and taken to the Grayson County Detention Center, where he was lodged.
Chaffins said that the search warrant which led to the four arrests and removal of an active methamphetamine lab was a combined effort by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, the Leitchfield Police Department, and the Caneyville Police Department.
Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.