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2 arrested in meth bust

KITTS HILL –– Two were arrested Monday evening around 4 p.m. when authorities discovered the alleged remnants of a meth lab during an investigation at 194 Township Road 337, Kitts Hill.

“An informant alerted us that there may be illegal drugs being made in the residence,” Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said. “When we went to check, deputies met with the occupants of the house trailer. During the investigation, we discovered what we call ‘shake and bake’ meth bottles. We blocked off the trailer and brought in fire department personnel to clean.”

Lawless added that the bottles weren’t active at the time of the arrests, but residue and paraphernalia from previous use were found.

Michael D. Ramsey, 31, of the above listed address, and Jacob C. Morrison, 27, of 2328 County Road 30, Kitts Hill, were arrested and charged with manufacturing of illegal drugs, second-degree felonies.

Responding were the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence County Drug and Major Crime Task Force, the volunteer fire departments of Coal Grove, Upper Township and Lawrence Township and the Lawrence County EMS.

Ramsey and Morrison will be arraigned Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Ironton Municipal Court.