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8 arraigned on meth lab charges

All defendants enter not guilty pleas

 

Eight people arrested in connection with an August meth lab bust in Hanging Rock were arraigned Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Michael Chatfield Jr., 30, of 150 Daniel Drive, Hanging Rock, where the alleged lab was found, was arraigned on charges of second-degree illegal manufacturing of drugs, third-degree illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacturing of drugs and fifth-degree possession of criminal tools.

Chatfield pleaded not guilty through his attorney, Warren Morford.

Earl Horsley II, 33, of 36 Mound Road, Greenup, Ky., was arraigned on charges of second-degree illegal manufacturing of drugs, third-degree illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacturing of drugs, fifth-degree possession of criminal tools and tampering with evidence.

Horsley pleaded not guilty through his attorney, Scott Evans.

The other six defendants, all arraigned on counts of second-degree complicity to the manufacturing of drugs and fifth-degree possessing criminal tools, pleaded not guilty as well.

Those defendants were: Amber Hay, 20, of 52 Apache Way, Greenup, Ky.; David Richie, 19, of 506 Chinns Branch Road, Wurtland, Ky.; Katie Horsley, 31, of 164 Township Road 283 N, Ironton; Aaron Dillow, 34, of 204 Hereford Hollow, Greenup, Ky; Milissa York, 27, of 3692 State Route 503, Wurtland, Ky.; and James Hay, 19, of 52 Apache Way, Greenup, Ky.

Judge Charles Cooper set bond at $150,000 cash or surety for each defendant and set pretrials for Oct. 10 and 17.

The Hanging Rock Police Department found the active meth lab on Daniels Drive in August. According to the authorities, those accused tried to flush the chemicals down the toilet, which then melted.