Tip leads police to meth lab in Walker

Photo courtesy of Knox County Sheriff’s Department Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Liford takes an inventory of drugs and ingredients used to manufacture Methamphetamine found at a home in Walker.
Photo courtesy of Knox County Sheriff’s Department
Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Liford takes an inventory of drugs and ingredients used to manufacture Methamphetamine found at a home in Walker.

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Liford, along with KSP Trooper Sammy Farris and Knox County Constable Reed Murphy, responded to a report Saturday, Aug. 29, of a possible meth lab on KY 718 at Walker. When the officers arrived at the residence, they discovered several coffee filters containing finished Methamphetamine along with several small plastic bags of Methamphetamine and several ingredients used to manufacturing Methamphetamine.

Deputy Liford arrested Joseph Ore, age 43, of Corbin, and Jeremy Gregory, age 31, of Girdler. The two men were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana.

Sidney Smith, age 25, of Dewitt, who came to the residence while the officers were there, was also arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Public Intoxication.

They were all three lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.