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Felony Arrests for Meth Labs in Carter County

Date of News Release: 11/02/2015

4 Arrested on Carter County Meth Labs 4 Arrested on Carter County Meth Labs

(Ashland, Ky.) -- On Saturday October 31, 2015 Troopers with the Kentucky State Police in Ashland responded to 462 Fraley Branch in Hitchens, KY for a warrant service. Troopers responded to the residence after receiving a report that Jessica Spradlin, who had multiple warrants issued for her arrest, was at the residence. Contact was made with Jessica Spradlin and Paul Campbell. Upon search of the residence Troopers located a methamphetamine lab, finished product (methamphetamine), several precursors used in methamphetamine production marijuana and various items of drug paraphernalia.

Jessica L. Spradlin, age 29, of Paintsville, KY was arrested; lodged in the Carter County Detention Center and charged with:

Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense
Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense
Possession of Marijuana
Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess
Serving Arrest Warrant for Other Police Agency (X5)
Serving Bench Warrant for Court (X5)

Paul D. Campbell, age 48, of Grayson, KY was arrested; lodged in the Carter County Detention Center and charged with:

Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense
Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor, 1st Offense
Possession of Marijuana
Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess

On the same date Troopers responded to 141 Campbell Hollow in Hitchens, KY after receiving reports of methamphetamine being manufactured at the residence. Troopers responded to the residence and made contact with Whitney D. Carroll and Tommy Jordan. Upon search of the residence Troopers located methamphetamine labs and finished product (methamphetamine). Tommy Jordan, a convicted felon, was also found to be in possession of several handguns and firearms.

Whitney D. Carroll, age 30, of Grayson, KY was arrested; lodged in the Carter County Detention Center and charged with:

Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense
Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
Serving Warrant for Court (X4)

Tommy Jordan, age 58, of Hitchens, KY was arrested; lodged in the Carter County Detention Center and charged with:

Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st Offense
Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon (X2)
Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon (X2)

Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigation also responded and assisted.

The investigations are ongoing by Trooper Bobby King and Trooper Jeff Moore.