3 arrested on meth charges after police find 20 labs in home
Gary Thorn (Source: Calloway County Jail)
Sandy Pie (Source: Calloway County Jail)
Apollo Tolmie (Source: Calloway County Jail)
MURRAY, KY (KFVS) -
Police say three people were arrested on meth related charges after they found 20 "one-step" meth labs in a bust at an apartment in Murray, Kentucky.
Twenty-year-old Sandy D. Pie, 49-year-old Gary L. Thorn and 30-year-old Apollo R. Tolmie, all of Murray, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine-first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance-first degree, first offense, and wanton endangerment –first degree.
Kentucky State Police along with Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force and Murray Police Department
Police say the bust happened Friday at a home in the 1600 block Hamilton Avenue in Murray.
After getting a warrant and searching the apartment, police say an active meth lab was found in the and troopers on the scene determined that the building needed to be evacuated.
The Murray City Fire Department responded as a precaution.
Police say Hamilton Avenue had to be closed for several hours, while state police technicians dismantled and cleaned up the meth lab.
After the building was deemed safe to return, troopers and detectives resumed the search and found suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and other items used to make methamphetamine.
Troopers say they also found around 20 one-step methamphetamine labs at the residence.
All three charged were taken to the Calloway County Jail.
The Kentucky State Police was assisted by Murray City Police Department, Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force and Murray City Fire Department.