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February 25, 2013

Four meth labs found

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — What was intended as a welfare check on a child on Wednesday evening became a criminal case involving the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran accompanied representatives  of the  Laurel County office of the Cabinet for Families and Children to 70 Seeley Road, just off west Ky. 80, around 5:30 p.m.

What they were greeted with was the strong smell of chemicals commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Cochran made contact with the occupant of the residence, later identified as 39-year-old Teresa A. Clontz, of that address. A search of the residence revealed four methamphetamine labs and items used to make the drug. Also inside the residence was a 7-year-old child, who was taken into protective custody and placed with a family member after being taken to Saint Joseph London as a precautionary measure for exposure to the toxic fumes associated with methamphetamine production.

Clontz was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, second-degree wanton endangerment, and four counts of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Cochran is continuing the investigation into the incident. He was assisted at the scene by Trooper Chris Roberts and the Laurel County Department of Social Services.

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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