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One-step meth lab found, arrest follows

Chris Cooper Managing Editor

January 13, 2014

Michael D. Willeford, 37, of Russellville, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 11 for numerous drug related offenses. According to a police report, Willeford was found hiding in a bedroom of his home when law enforcement arrived.


The Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to the home of Willeford at approximately 2:30 p.m. in reference to serving a warrant of arrest on Willeford. After deputies located the hiding man, they also found an active one-step methamphetamine lab, along with an HCL generator, pill soak, ammonia nitrate and drain cleaner.


After placing Willeford under arrest, deputies found him to be in possession of methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia.


Willeford was later taken to the Logan County Detention Center and booked in on charges which included: possession of a controlled substance 1st, methamphetamine; manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense; unlawful possession of a meth precursor 1st offense; wanton endangerment 1st degree- three counts, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Sgt. Clint Wright was assisted at the scene by deputy Chad Eggleston, trooper Joe Gregory, and the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force.