By Bobbie Poynter
On Jan. 16, Knox County Deputy Sheriff Keith Liford received an anonymous tip of a possible meth lab on Arbor Dr. in Gray. Deputy Liford and Constable Carl Bolton responded and contacted the owner. After receiving permission to search the residence, a container of white powdered substance and a container of prescription pills were found attached to a ring of keys, as well as, a partially cooked pill on a can and two syringes.
Officers found a one step meth lab inside a truck in the driveway and arrested the owner, Billy Ray Lowe, 34, of Gray, charging him with manufacturing methamphetamine and other various drug related charges.
Ryan Taylor, 34, of Gray, attempted to flee out a window when the officers arrived. He was also arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/ Special Investigations personnel were called to the scene to disarm and dispose of the meth lab.
Taylor and Lowe were also served with active bench warrants for failure to pay fines.
The two were both lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.