Meth labs found in Cannon

Five working meth labs were found at a residence in Cannon
Five working meth labs were found at a residence in Cannon

By Bobbie Poynter


Four people were arrested Tuesday, Jan. 20, by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department for manufacturing methamphetamine.

Knox County Deputies Claude Hudson and Keith Liford responded to a report of methamphetamine being manufacturing at a residence on Jordan Lane in Cannon. Upon arrival, the deputies noted several indicators that meth was being manufactured there.

After serving a search warrant, deputies found five working meth labs throughout the house, along with a quantity of finished methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Arrested were William Frank Gray, 36, of Cannon, Cassandra Brown, 35, of Barbourville, Randy Rice, 38, of Green Road, and Marta Leo Bush, 35, of Cannon. All were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

A Knox County warrant was also served on Randy Rice, charging him with failure to appear on a public intoxication/controlled substance charges.

There was also an active Fayette County warrant on Marta Bush, charging her with failure to appear on possession of marijuana charges.

All four were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Fifth District Constable Carl Bolton assisted the deputies during the investigation and arrests.

The meth labs were disposed of by Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations personnel.

A disabled elderly female identified as the mother of accused William Gray was also present at the residence. She was treated by Knox County E. M. S. personnel and transported to a residence in Flat Lick.