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Two arrested in Junction City on drug charges

February 06, 2012|By DAVID BROCK | dbrock@amnews.com
  • Steve Douglas, 71, left, and his daughter-in-law, Tiffany King, 30, were arrested Sunday on drug charges in the same location where police had found a meth lab last year.
Steve Douglas, 71, left, and his daughter-in-law, Tiffany King, 30, were arrested Sunday on drug charges in the same location where police had found a meth lab last year.

JUNCTION CITY — Authorities arrested two people on drug charges Sunday at the same place where a methamphetamine lab was found last year.

Following an investigation by Boyle County Deputy Sheriff Al Isaacs, police went to 72 Worldstown Road about 10:30 p.m. and found evidence meth was being made at the location.

Deputies arrested Steve Douglas, 71, and his daughter-in-law, Tiffany King, 30. 

Douglas was charged with felony tampering with physical evidence for allegedly attempting to conceal meth components on his property, while King was charged with felony first-degree manufacturing methamphetamine, prescription drugs not in a proper container and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff Marty Elliott said deputies had been at the home late last year in an attempt to serve outstanding warrants on  Brandon Douglas. When they approached the garage from the outside on Oct. 2, they found meth precursors and equipment for processing the drug in plain view, Elliott said.

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At that time, deputies arrested Tiffany King’s husband, Jeremy King, 30, and Clinton Daugherty, 29, for allegedly making meth, possessing paraphernalia and having prescription drugs not in a proper container, the sheriff said. 

According to Elliott, authorities were at the home on Worldstown Road again Saturday to serve a felony indictment on Brandon Douglas for allegedly receiving stolen property, when he fled through a back window. He was later apprehended and charged with fleeing and evading.

Elliott said deputies continued to receive complaints about a possible illegal operation at the home. 

“A lot of people who cook meth don’t quit cooking it, even when they’ve been caught or people they know have been caught,” Elliott said.

More arrests are possible in the case, Elliott said.

Deputy Dustin Clem, Junction City Officer Parker Hatter and Kentucky State Police units assisted in the investigation.

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