A local prosecutor said it’s been a while since he prosecuted a case related to methamphetamine production in Franklin County.
Police arrested Raymond Eastman, 43, and Connie Sturgeon, 32, after they received an anonymous tip describing a meth lab in detail on Old Glenns Creek Road, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said.
The prosecutor’s office plans to use the “wrath of God” while prosecuting this case to make sure meth stays out of Franklin County, but “if it happens once it will happen again,” Cleveland says.
Eastman, 20 Old Glenns Creek Road, and Sturgeon, 1034 Bird Road, pulled onto a property owned by Eastman’s aunt about 15 minutes after police arrived March 29, and they consented to a search, according to reports. Police found meth, several packs of pseudoephedrine and other items used to make meth, and marijuana inside the vehicle, according to reports.
Frankfort Police, with the help of Kentucky State Police’s meth lab cleanup crew, searched the property and found an active meth lab inside a camper. They also found ingredients to manufacture and traffic meth, according to reports.
Eastman and Sturgeon are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both are held at Franklin County Regional Jail on $45,300 bonds.
Also indicted by a Franklin grand jury Wednesday were two Frankfort men accused of a Sunday night robbery.
Police spotted John Thompson, 32, of 68 Deerland Drive, and Kevin Jones, 43, of 306 Graefenburg Drive, after curtains moved and the lights went out in a residence where a burglary in progress was reported, according to reports.
The suspects were armed with a handgun and a large knife when they came out of the apartment, Cleveland says.
The stolen property included firearms, a flat screen TV, a Play Station 3, a camera, jewelry and cash, according to police.
One of the men told officers he helped with the burglary because the other man told him an ex-girlfriend lived at the apartment, Cleveland said. The man told his friend he needed to get his belongings back, Cleveland added.
“That was a lie; they ransacked the house,” Cleveland said.
The female resident was out of town at the time of the burglary, and she says she doesn’t know the men, Cleveland said.
They are lodged at Franklin County Regional Jail on $25,200 bonds.
Thirty-three-year-old Jamie Roberts, 271 Bonnycastle Drive, was also indicted for 42 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distributing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, according to court record.
Roberts was charged after KSP found he had 24 images and 18 video images “depicting an actual sexual performance by a minor with knowledge of its content and character,” according to court record.
Police discovered he had plans to sell at least two of the images Aug. 11, according to the indictment.