The Adair County Sheriff’s Office made four arrests on Wednesday, July 10, in connection with manufacturing methamphetamine.
After receiving a tip a search warrant was obtained for a residence on Neat Hollow Road. During the search police found several items used for manufacturing a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Lee Chumbley, 42, of Columbia, was arrested and charged with manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance.
David Wayne Passmore Jr., 34, of Columbia, Rachel Tarry, 23, of Russell Springs, and Rita Grimsley, 32, of Dunnville, were all arrested and charged with manufacturing.
Deputy Aaron Rainwater is investigating the case. Sheriff Harrison Moss and Deputy Adam Cravens assisted Deputy Rainwater.
Man manufacturing meth
On Sunday, July 7, Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss, Deputy Justin Cross and Deputy Adam Cravens executed a search warrant at 75 Hwy. 1952, which is the residence of Joseph Keith.
Upon execution of the search warrant several components commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine were recovered along with drug paraphernalia. Joseph Keith was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, 1st offense, and possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, 1st offense.
Taylor County Traffickers
The Columbia Police Department arrested two Taylor County residents on drug charges in the limits of Columbia on Sunday at 5:49 p.m.
The arrest came after Officer Drew Conn observed a 1996 Plymouth Breeze traveling north on Greensburg St. commit multiple driving violations and initiated a traffic stop.
During the stop it was found that at least one of three occupants had an outstanding warrant of arrest from Taylor County. Further investigation led Columbia police officers to conduct a search of vehicle. Suspected cocaine, pills, drug paraphernalia, and scales were located during the search.
Velvet M. Smith, 31, of Taylor County, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, cocaine; and two outstanding warrants of arrest, one from Taylor County Circuit Court for fraudulent use of a ID, and a parole violation warrant from the Ky. Parole Board.
April Smith, 33, of Taylor County, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia.