Drug bust made near Clarkson school


By Brittany Wise - bwise@civitasmedia.com



Clarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith (left) oversaw the search and seizure of a Millerstown Road residence where a methamphetamine lab was found inside a home and marijuana plants were discovered growing in the back yard. Assisting at the scene were Kentucky State Trooper Jared Clemons and Clarkson Police Officer Rick Clemons.


Clarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith (left) oversaw the search and seizure of a Millerstown Road residence where a methamphetamine lab was found inside a home and marijuana plants were discovered growing in the back yard. Assisting at the scene were Kentucky State Trooper Jared Clemons and Clarkson Police Officer Rick Clemons.


Clarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith (left) oversaw the search and seizure of a Millerstown Road residence where a methamphetamine lab was found inside a home and marijuana plants were discovered growing in the back yard. Assisting at the scene were Kentucky State Trooper Jared Clemons and Clarkson Police Officer Rick Clemons.


A Clarkson man is being sought by police on methamphetamine and marijuana charges.

On Monday, Aug. 3 at approximately 1 p.m., the Clarkson Police Department executed a search warrant at 425 Millerstown Road, and quickly discovered a dangerous methamphetamine lab as well as several items used in the manufacture of the illegal drug, according to Police Chief Buck Meredith.

Meredith said that officers also discovered marijuana plants growing outside of the home. “They were in the back yard with weeds around them, they really blended in.”

The owner of the home, 46-year-old Keith Lancaster, was not present when the search warrant was executed, and is being sought by police on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and cultivation of marijuana.

The home where this highly explosive drug was being cooked is located less than a quarter of a mile from Clarkson Elementary School.

Anyone with information on Lancaster’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Clarkson Police Department by calling 270-242-2841.

“When I took this office, I made a promise to combat narcotics full force,” Meredith said. “Several search warrants, numerous interviews, and four felony arrests later, and we are right on track. We will not slow down.”

Meredith was assisted at the scene by Officer Rick Clemons with the Clarkson Police Department; Deputy Tony Willen and Special Deputy Mark Stanton with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office; Trooper Jared Clemons with Kentucky State Police; and Andy Burnette, along with his canine, with Grayson County Detention Center.

Following the search and seizure, Leitchfield Police Officer Brandon Cook dismantled and cleaned the methamphetamine lab.

Clarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith (left) oversaw the search and seizure of a Millerstown Road residence where a methamphetamine lab was found inside a home and marijuana plants were discovered growing in the back yard. Assisting at the scene were Kentucky State Trooper Jared Clemons and Clarkson Police Officer Rick Clemons.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_meth-bust-3.jpgClarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith (left) oversaw the search and seizure of a Millerstown Road residence where a methamphetamine lab was found inside a home and marijuana plants were discovered growing in the back yard. Assisting at the scene were Kentucky State Trooper Jared Clemons and Clarkson Police Officer Rick Clemons.

Clarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith (left) oversaw the search and seizure of a Millerstown Road residence where a methamphetamine lab was found inside a home and marijuana plants were discovered growing in the back yard. Assisting at the scene were Kentucky State Trooper Jared Clemons and Clarkson Police Officer Rick Clemons.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_meth-bust-2.jpgClarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith (left) oversaw the search and seizure of a Millerstown Road residence where a methamphetamine lab was found inside a home and marijuana plants were discovered growing in the back yard. Assisting at the scene were Kentucky State Trooper Jared Clemons and Clarkson Police Officer Rick Clemons.

Clarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith (left) oversaw the search and seizure of a Millerstown Road residence where a methamphetamine lab was found inside a home and marijuana plants were discovered growing in the back yard. Assisting at the scene were Kentucky State Trooper Jared Clemons and Clarkson Police Officer Rick Clemons.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_meth-bust.jpgClarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith (left) oversaw the search and seizure of a Millerstown Road residence where a methamphetamine lab was found inside a home and marijuana plants were discovered growing in the back yard. Assisting at the scene were Kentucky State Trooper Jared Clemons and Clarkson Police Officer Rick Clemons.

By Brittany Wise

bwise@civitasmedia.com

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

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