Active meth lab found in PPD parking lot


By Andrea Saddler - asaddler@civitasmedia.com



PRESTONSBURG – Four individuals were arrested Wednesday for allegedly manufacturing Methamphetamine. Brittany S. Owsley, 24, of Prestonsburg; Justin R. Horner, 24, of Harold; Connie S. Collins, 45, of Tram and Dwight A. Collins, 21 of Tram were arrested on a complaint at Prestonsburg Police Department parking lot of suspicious activity. As the officer approached the vehicle he could see in plain view between Collins’ feet a one -step methamphetamine lab that was actively working and visibly reacting. All occupants were removed from the vehicle and officer Ross Shurtleff notified the Kentucky State Police. Detective Amos Adkins dismantled the lab and conducted test that demonstrated results consistent with that of a Methamphetamine lab. Search incident to arrest Collins yielded a cigarette pack with a clear cellophane wrapper with two pills, one blue oblong identified as Alprazolam and the other white and round identified as Clonazepam by KYPC. Officers also discovered a plastic container with a pink crushed powder and a blue plastic cylinder with the same powder, which has been submitted for identification to the KSP central laboratory.

Dwight Collins was also charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of possession of controlled substance, third degree. Collins was given no bond.

Justin Horner was also charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of a controlled substance third degree. Horner received two bonds, the first for $500 cash and the second $5000 cash.

Britney Owsley was additionally charged with drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication of a controlled substance. Owsley was given a $5,000 cash bond.

Connie Collins was also given a $5000 cash bond.

All those charged are due back in court Monday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. in front of Judge Eric Hall.

By Andrea Saddler

asaddler@civitasmedia.com

Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at 606-794-0290.

Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at 606-794-0290.

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