Meth Bust Finds Kids in Home With Lab
By WestKyStar Staff
HAMPTON, KY - Last Thursday night an investigation led the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, and Marshall County Narcotics Division to find several meth labs and three children inside a house on Carsville Road in Hampton.

Livingston County Sheriff Bobby Davidson said, "To know those kids were living in that. At one point, I know it sounds silly but it almost got emotional because it was just so sad," The two youngest children, three and four years old, tested positive for meth. "I could not believe it when I heard that," said Davidson.

Deputies arrested Kenneth Murray and Jamie Bryan and charged them with manufacturing meth, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and three counts each of endangering a child.

In addition to those charges, Kenneth was also charged with using a fake ID to buy pseudoephedrine three different times; a class D felony that carries up to five years in the state penitentiary.

Davidson said, "Those kids have got a chance now, getting away from this type of atmosphere, lifestyle and having a better chance at a better future, That's the best part of this whole ordeal."

Murray and Bryan are lodged in the McCracken County Jail. They each have bond set at $20,000 cash and are due back in court Thursday, March 1 for a pretrial hearing.

Published 02:13 AM, Wednesday Feb. 29, 2012
Updated 08:35 AM, Wednesday Feb. 29, 2012