Three charged in Trimble meth lab
Thursday, December 05, 2013 10:00 AM
State police arrested three people Tuesday after receiving a tip about drug activity at a Trimble County residence.
Nathaniel Townsend, 33, of Pendleton, Joseph Turner, 38, of Carrollton, and Charity Purvis, 34, of Milton, were arrested by Kentucky State Police after troopers found evidence of drug activity in a Bedford home, a news release said.
Troopers received information that methamphetamine was being cooked at a home in the 200 block of Estelle Lane. After obtaining a search warrant, troopers found several ingredients used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine and several pieces of drug paraphernalia at the home.
Four children also were found in the home and were released to a family member, the release said.
All three adults were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a meth precursor and possession of drug paraphernalia.
They were lodged Tuesday at the Carroll County Detention Center in Carrollton. Townsend, Turner and Purvis were released Wednesday.
Trooper Brodie Jodry leads the ongoing investigation.