EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSThree Arrested In Lewis County Meth Bust
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jul. 5, 2013 10:47 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 5, 2013 11:09 AM EDT
Tollesboro , Lewis County , Kentucky
Three people were arrested after deputies said they discovered a meth lab while issuing an arrest warrant at a Lewis County, Kentucky home.
Benjamin Klette, 41, Doratha Klette, 18, and Michael Applegate, 29, all of Tollesboro were arrested on Thursday. Deputies with the Lewis County Sheriff's Department said they were serving an arrest warrant at a home on Buck Lick Branch Road in Tollosboro. Deputies said they found an active meth lab and meth-making materials inside of an outbuilding on the property.
Deputies said that two of the suspects had left the home in search of cold tablets used in the manufacture of meth. Deputies arrested the suspects when they arrived at the home with the cold tablets. The Kentucky State Police were called to dismantle the active meth lab.
Benjamin Klette was charged with manufacturing meth. Doratha Klette and Michael Applegate were charged with complicity to manufacturing meth. All the suspects are being held at the Lewis County Detention Center.
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