, Corbin, KY

May 13, 2013

Man could face 20 years for meth

The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

A London man could face a 20-year jail sentence following his conviction for manufacturing methamphetamine in Laurel Circuit Court Wednesday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Phillip Karr, 34, was found guilty following a jury trial.

Karr’s arrest came after an investigation by Detective Jason Back following the Aug. 31 discovery of a one-step meth lab off Fariston Road.

The lab was discovered after Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and deputies Robbie Grimes and Josh Scott were sent to a complaint about a dispute between some people in the Fariston Community. The deputies learned the lab had been in a vehicle and a man had tried to conceal it off the road before deputies arrived.

Deputies found the lab along with other items needed to make the drug.

Karr was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

Deputy James Sizemore assisted with the investigation and the decontamination of the lab.