HARRODSBURG - Two Harrodsburg men are in jail for the alleged manufacture of methamphetamine in a vehicle in which three children were passengers.
Billy J. Lyons, 29, was a passenger in a car driven by Earl W. Baker, 36. Both list their address as 629 Mooreland Ave.
Police had outstanding warrants on Lyons, so when he was arrested late Saturday night, Mercer County Deputy Sheriff Paul Parks searched the 1989 Ford Escort. The deputy found chemicals and equipment used in the the manufacture of methamphetamine, and the manufacturing process was under way on the rear floor board of the car, court documents allege.
A 2-year old child was sitting on a seat under which was a jar with a cover and tubes in the cooking stage of making methamphetamine. Smoke was emanating from the jar. A 4-year-old and a 10-year-old also were in the car.