July 27, 2012 — Morehead police made two meth manufacturing arrests early Tuesday morning after receiving a complaint from neighbors at North Fork Mobile Home Park.
MPD responded to a mobile home on Flemingsburg Road Monday and found methamphetamine precursors in the trash around the residence and storage building next to the mobile home.
Officers put on issued protective masks after smelling a strong chemical odor.
Jeremy Bowling, 37, exited the residence and would not agree to a search.
After obtaining a search warrant, Morehead police found components of a “RED P” lab (method where red phosphorous and iodine are combined to produce hydriodic acid to convert pseudoephedrine to methamphetamine), in both the mobile home and outbuilding.
The Kentucky State Police Meth Lab Disposal Unit was contacted to properly and safely remove the lab.
According to reports, Bowling and his wife, Crystal, 38, had been cooking meth in the residence for some time and that the outbuilding lab had just been assembled on Sunday before their arrest.
The landlord said the washer, dryer and stove were all missing from the residence. The outside air-conditioning unit had been torn open, inside workings removed, and pieced back together. Metal piping under the mobile home was gone as well.
The Bowlings each were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Jeremy Bowling was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both are being held at the Rowan County Detention Center on $25,000 cash bond each.
The case remains under investigation by Patrolman Ben Castle. Police said additional charges will likely follow.
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