Two arrested in mobile meth lab bust

by Jackson Latta

Benjamin Ruben Davis

Charles Hall Jr.

ALLEN – Two Floyd county residents were arrested Saturday night after sheriffs deputies discovered an active mobile meth lab in their vehicle.

According to Floyd Co Sheriff’s reports, deputies received a complaint Saturday night of a vehicle described as a late model gold Lincoln with three occupants parked in front of various different residences in the community of Allen. Reports noted the vehicle and its occupants appeared suspicious in nature.

Deputies located the Lincoln and conducted a traffic stop along KY 1428 in Allen.

When deputies approached the vehicle they reported being immediately aware of a very strong gas like odor coming from inside the vehicle. Deputies also noticed a garbage bag in the rear floorboard with what appeared to be a white fog and vapors coming from the bag.

During the course of the investigation, three separate one-step meth labs were discovered inside the bag with additional bi-products used in the manufacturing of crystal meth discovered throughout the vehicle. Several pre-cursors were also discovered such as: liquid Drano, salt, batteries, butane lighters and other items.

Benjamin Ruben Davis, 32, of Banner, and Charles Hall Jr., 32 of Banner, were both arrested at the scene. Both men were de-contaminated on-site before being transported to the Floyd County Jail.

Davis and Hall were charged with one county each, of manufacturing methamphetamine in the first-degree

On Monday the men were arraigned in Floyd District Court. Their bonds were set at $5000 each, and a pre-liminary hearing, where the men will next appear in court, was set for Friday December 18, 2015 at 9:30.

More charges could be added, and the investigation is on-going by the Floyd County Sheriff’s office.

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by Jackson Latta

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