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On the evening of Nov. 27 a confidential informant purchased 1 gram of methamphetamine from Charles Partin 57, of 620 Windy Ridge Road in Carroll County.
After the transaction concluded, a Carroll County District Court Judge approved a search warrant for the residence. After the search warrant was issued for Partin’s residence, Carroll County Deputy Sheriff J.T. Shaw, Sheriff Jamie Kinman, Kentucky State Police and Carrollton Police Sgt. Rick Jackson all conducted the search of the home. Inside, they found the items to manufacture methamphetamine.
“It was an active meth lab,” Sheriff Kinman said.
The KSP clean-up team was called to the scene to deal with the contaminants.
Trimble County Constable Craig Lacefield was aware that officers in Carroll County were looking for a black Chevrolet S10 and was conveying this to Trimble County Deputy Dale Ralston when Ralston advised he saw this vehicle on the side of the road in Milton.
Lacefield went to the location, which was in the 9500 block of U.S. 421 North and found the vehicle matching the description and it came back registered to Partin. The constable then proceeded to travel North on 421 where he located Partin walking near the Milton Baptist Church. Partin was taken into custody at 12:25 a.m. and then transported to the Carroll County Detention Center by the Kentucky State Police and was lodged for Trafficking in a controlled substance first degree second offense (methamphetamine) and Manufacturing methamphetamine first offense.
“All departments are cooperating and working together to continue to fight the drug problem and make Carroll County as safe as we can,” Kinman said. He encouraged anyone with information on drug-related crimes to talk to law enforcement or leave an anonymous tip through the Sheriff’s website, www.carrollcountykysheriff.com or the police department website, www.carrolltonpd.net.