Saturday, June 14, 2003

Police nab suspect in meth factory case



By Jim Hannah
The Cincinnati Enquirer

DEMOSSVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in connection with a methamphetamine lab discovered earlier this week in Pendleton County.

Ronnie Mulberry, 27, of Demossville, was charged with possession, trafficking and manufacturing of methamphetamine in addition to possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of anhydrous ammonia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

Sherry Manning, 29, of Demossville was charged at the scene with hindering apprehension.

When agents raided the site in Demossville, they found a working methamphetamine lab, said state police Lt. Kevin Payne of Post 6 in Dry Ridge.

Methamphetamine has become the No. 1 drug problem in rural America. Some call meth "poor man's cocaine" because it is a highly addictive stimulant that produces a euphoria similar to cocaine, but lasts longer - six to eight hours compared with 20 minutes to an hour for cocaine.

E-mail jhannah@enquirer.com




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