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June 5, 2014

Meth lab found in car at Corbin store

Lab located in car trunk, two arrested

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble/ Staff Writer

When Corbin Police found two persons passed out in their car Wednesday afternoon in a Master Street convenience store’s parking lot, officers discovered something else — a meth lab in the trunk of the car.

As a result, a Knox County man and a Laurel County woman are now behind bars, after being arrested on several drug charges, including the manufacturing and unlawful possession of meth.

Anthony Joseph Centers, 19, of Barbourville, and Tammy M. Hopkins, 31, of Keavy, were each charged with public intoxication, first-degree manufacturing in methamphetamine, first offense; unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor, and knowingly possessing anhydrous ammonia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

Police added both Hopkins and Centers will also be charged with another count of first-degree possession of meth.

Both were jailed in the Knox County Detention Center in Barbourville.

The incident happened around 2:55 p.m., in the parking lot of the Mega Mart convenience store on Master Street in Corbin.

According to the Corbin Police Department’s Public Affairs Officer, Maj. Rob Jones, police were alerted to a black, late-model Pontiac Grand Am car that was in the store’s parking lot.

In addition, police were told a man and a woman were passed out inside the vehicle.

When Jones arrived at the scene, he found the two passed out inside the car, and tried to wake both of them up.

He said it took awhile for them to be awake, but once they did, he arrested both Centers and Hopkins, and the meth lab was discovered in the trunk of the Grand Am.

After the two were taken into custody, Detective Bill Rose was called to the scene to take pictures of the evidence.

Also called in was Captain Coy Wilson — who is trained to dispose of drugs and toxic materials  — who came to the crime scene just before 3:30 p.m. to break down the meth lab. Before doing so, Wilson put on a protective suit and associated gear to safely move the meth and ingredients used in its making, as well as to prevent contamination to himself and others.

Maj. Jones, who was the arresting officer, continues his investigation.

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