A Clarkson man was arrested on Monday evening for manufacturing methamphetamine and receiving stolen property following a lengthy investigation by Detective Adam Cottrell and Deputy Buck Meredith, with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.
58-year-old Danny Lee Calhoun was placed under arrest at his Whippoorwill Drive home where law enforcement officers discovered the compenents of a methamphetamine lab, a stolen all-terain vehicle (ATV) and drug paraphernalia during the execution of a search warrant.
“It’s a large undertaking,” said Sheriff Rick Clemons, explaining that taking down a meth lab involves a huge mount of investigative work prior to the arrest in addition to significant work to properly and safely clean the scene of dangerous substances following the arrest.
“I want to commend my officers for their hard work and commitment, and I really appreciate all they do and the extra hours they put into these cases,” he said.
While Cottrell and Meredith are the lead officers in the case, they were assisted on scene by Clemons, Deputy Clay Boone, and Special Deputies Mark Stanton, Dave Colston and Joey McClung. Officer Brandon Cook, with the Leitchfield Police Department and Greater Hardin County Task Force also assisted with clean-up.
Officers were on scene for nearly four hours to search the property, make the subsequent arrest, and clear the home of chemicals.
Calhoun was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) in the first degree, second or greater charge; possession of drug paraphernalia; manufacturing methamphetamine, and receiving stolen property under $10,000.
He was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.