August 20, 2013

Meth lab bust at E.B. home

By Nita Johnson
Staff Writer


An East Bernstadt home was the latest site of a meth lab bust.

Jessica Meyer, 20, and Marcum McWhorter, 62, both of Little Arthur Ridge Road in East Bernstadt, were arrested on Tuesday afternoon after items used in manufacturing methamphetamine were found inside their home.

Their arrests came after Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Morris, Detective Jason Back and Deputy James Sizemore accompanied officers with the Kentucky Probation and Parole to the residence, located nine miles north of London, around 3:35 p.m.

Coffee filters, aluminum foil, and tubing were found at the residence, all of which had residue believed to be from methamphetamine.

Meyer was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense for the methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She also had an outstanding bench warrant for failing to appear in court on her scheduled date.

McWhorter was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges were filed against McWhorter after the officers discovered he had a license plate on his vehicle that was registered to another vehicle. McWhorter reportedly told police he got the license plates from an unknown person.

Meyer and McWhorter were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center after their arrests. They were arraigned on Wednesday morning. Meyer is held under a $10,000 cash bond on one charge and a $2,500 cash bond on the other. Jail records show she was also charged with theft by unlawful taking as well. Her next court date is Aug. 27.

McWhorter is held under a $5,000 cash bond and is set for a hearing in Laurel District Court on Aug. 20.