The Kentucky State Police arrested five people this week for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine after investigating reports about a domestic dispute.
The arrests of David K. Green, 30, of Mousie, Rebecca Morton, 48, of Garrett, Eddie Ramey, 33, of Vicco, Shanna Shepherd, 38, of Garrett and Crystal Ward, 27, of Prestonsburg, occurred Sunday, Sept. 22, shortly after 6 a.m. at a home on Rock Fork in Garrett.
KSP Trooper Dylan Mullins reports in citations filed in these cases that he responded to the residence that morning to investigate reports of a “disturbance” between a man and a woman.
Mullins reported that while talking to Morton, he saw a Mountain Dew bottle on a picnic table and the bottle was covered with black tape. He reported it appeared to contain a “clear rock-like substance” suspected to be methamphetamine.
“The bottle was boiling and bubbling with a clear liquid substance on the top of the clear rock like substance,” Mullins wrote. “The bottle was determined to be a ‘shake and bake’ one-step methamphetamine lab.”
Mullins reported that Shepherd, the homeowner, gave consent to search the home, in which David Green and Eddie Ramey were located.
Mullins reported that Ramey allegedly had in his pocket and in a draw-string bag that was on his back several small individual baggies of what appeared to be methamphetamine, as well as a lithium battery, allergy medication and syringes.
“None of the people inside of the residence claimed ownership of the methamphetamine lab,” Mullins wrote. “Rebecca stated that Crystal Ward had left the house prior to my arrival.”
Ward was arrested later that morning at the same location, court documents show.
Ward, Green, Morton and Shepherd were each charged with felony counts of manufacturing methamphetamine. Ramey was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree drug trafficking.
Arraignments were held for each of them in Floyd District Court on Monday.
District Judge Eric Hall scheduled preliminary hearings for Sept. 30 in the cases.